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Is it a violation of NEC to directly power a ceiling/light fan that has pull switches for the fan and light, rather than go through a wall switch first ?

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210.70 Lighting Outlets Required.
(1) Habitable Rooms. At least one wall switch-controlled lighting outlet shall be installed in every habitable room and bathroom.

 

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Which I interpret to mean that a ceiling fan and light can be powered from an unswitched feed and use pull chains while a wall switch controls a wall receptacle in the room, or the wall switch can be a master switch for the ceiling fan unit with pull chains for the fan and light.
 

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Which I interpret to mean that a ceiling fan and light can be powered from an unswitched feed and use pull chains while a wall switch controls a wall receptacle in the room, or the wall switch can be a master switch for the ceiling fan unit with pull chains for the fan and light.
That's how I interpret the exception:
210.70A said:
Exception No. 1: In other than kitchens and bathrooms, one or more receptacles controlled by a wall switch shall be permitted in lieu of lighting outlets.


So, I guess the next question is: does OP have a switched receptacle in the room?​
 
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