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Intent 1:

To supersede the requirements of SentencesĀ andĀ, which would otherwise require positive latching devices, and permit roller latches on the basis that doors would be propped open to overcome the inconvenience of patient care staff having to use door release hardware to move into or out of a room, frequently while carrying supplies, thereby defeating the door's role in smoke control and compromising the safety of persons in the fire compartment.

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