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The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services now requires facilities to comply with the 2012 editions of NFPA 101 and NFPA 99

Wed, 2016-05-04 14:37
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Fire Safety Requirements for Certain Health Care Facilities that requires health care facilities to migrate from using the 2000 edition of NFPA 101Ā®, Life Safety CodeĀ® (LSC) to the 2012 edition; and mandates direct compliance with the 2012 edition of NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code, for the first time. Since 1970, hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory surgical centers and related facilities have needed to demonstrate that their fire and life safety programs satisfied different editions of NFPA 101 in order to meet the requirements of the Conditions of Participation (COP), as defined by CMS.