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Provide comprehensive information including an overview of design principles and concepts, narrative text descriptions, and guide plates for reference in the design and development of VA projects. They are useful reference documents for all participants in the project team when new facilities are constructed or when existing facilities are renovated.

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Acquisition and Materiel Management Series: Supply, Processing and Distribution (SPD) 02-01-2010  PDF
Clinical Series: Ambulatory Care (Hospital Based) 01-01-2009  PDF
Clinical Series: Cardiovascular Laboratory Service 11-29-2011  PDF
Clinical Series: Dental Service 06-01-2014  PDF
Clinical Series: Digestive Diseases - Endoscopy Service 11-29-2011  PDF
Clinical Series: Electroencephalography Laboratory (EEG) 11-29-2011  PDF
Clinical Series: Mental Health Facilities, includes Concurance Memorandum 12-30-2010  PDF
Clinical Series: Pharmacy Service; revised 3/97 11-11-1995  PDF
Clinical Series: Polytrauma Rehabiliation Center (PRC) 12-01-2014  PDF
Clinical Series: Pulmonary Medicine 11-29-2011  PDF
Clinical Series: Spinal Cord Injury / Disorders Center; Sections 0 and 2-4 revised 7/11 06-01-2008  PDF
Clinical Series: Sterile Processing Service and Logistics Service 10-01-2015  PDF
Design Guide Index 05-01-2016 10-01-2016  PDF
Imaging Series: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) 04-01-2008  PDF
Imaging Series: Nuclear Medicine 04-01-2008  PDF
Imaging Series: Radiation Therapy Service 04-01-2008  PDF
Imaging Series: Radiology Service 04-01-2008  PDF
Inpatient Services: Medical/Surgical Inpatient Units & Intensive Care Nursing Units 11-29-2011  PDF
NCA Facilities Design Guide, Section 5 Design Criteria 11-01-2016  PDF
Nursing Home Series: Community Living Centers 05-31-2011  PDF
Other: Lease Based Outpatient Clinic Design Guide 04-01-2016  PDF
Other: Office of Information Technology 01-31-2011  PDF
Other: PACT (Patient Aligned Care Team) 06-01-2015  PDF
Other: VA Barrier Free Design Guide: A Supplement to the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standards 11-30-2011  PDF
Other: VA Signage 02-20-2005  PDF
Primary Care Series: Outpatient Clinic (SOC/CBOC) 01-01-2009  PDF
Primer Series: Outpatient Pharmacy; revised 6/97 08-01-1996  PDF
Surgical Series: Surgical Service 04-01-2016  PDF