To limit the application of Sentence 22.214.171.124.(1) by excluding eaves overhangs [soffits] if certain conditions are met [the fire compartments behind the window and door openings and all rooms having openings in the wall beneath the soffit are sprinklered]. This is to limit the probability that a fire in a suite or room will not be suppressed or controlled, which could lead to the spread of fire from a suite or room through openings [e.g. windows or doors] in the exterior wall and then through openings in soffits, which could lead to the spread of fire through the common attic or roof space to other suites or patients' sleeping rooms, which could lead to damage to the building.
To direct Code users to Article 126.96.36.199. for requirements pertaining to automatic sprinkler systems in Clause 188.8.131.52.(4)(a).