James D. Scott, P.E., manages the Health Facilities Engineering Section (HFES) for the State of Michigan, a position he also held from 2000 to 2010. In this role, he oversees the approval of construction and renovation of healthcare facilities under the Public Health Code. He also supervised the staff who conduct Life Safety Code surveys of long-term care facilities from April 2015 to January 2017. He was Director of the Division of Health Facilities & Services in the Bureau of Health Systems from 2010 to 2013, with responsibility for both the engineering section and the radiation safety section. Jim has been on the HFES staff since 1984, and with the State of Michigan since 1977. He represented HFES on the committee that developed the Minimum Design Standards for Health Care Facilities in Michigan. He chairs the Health Facilities Planning Seminar committee and represents the State of Michigan on the Health Guidelines Revision Committee. Prior to his appointment as manager of HFES, he served as the staff expert in infection control.