Just got done sitting through an 8 hour course on the NEC. This course goes towards my continuing education hours needed to maintain my electrician certificate for appliance repair (07D Washington State Specialty Electrician). Most of the class doesn't pertain to our trade, but I was able to pick up a few gems.
The National Electric Code (NEC) is the code used by jurisdictions to determine if your electrical supply is up to code, which releases a new edition every 3 years.
Section 210.8 is where it talks about Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) requirements. With the edition of NEC 2014, 210.8 (A) reads: All 125-volt, single-phase, 15- and 20-ampere receptacles installed in the locations specificed in 210.8(A)(1) through (10) shall have GFCI protection for personnel.
Newly added to the the NEC 2014: 208.10(A)(10) Laundry Areas. That's right. All laundry areas in new built or remodeled homes will include GFCI to all 120 volt receptacles.
Another new add on for the 2014 NEC: 210.8(D) Kitchen Dishwasher Branch Circuit. GFCI protection shall be provided for outlets that supply dishwashers installed in dwelling unit locations.
One comment mentioned by the instructor at my class today. "Every year that I teach the class, the NEC adds more locations that GFCIs are required."
Which was followed by a comment from him. The Code Panel is talking about adding GFCI to 240Volt outlets to the list of required circuit. If this is so, the GFCI reset would most likely be on the circuit breaker, because GFCI breakers are becoming more and more common.