ASHE 55th Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition

G361-AAC18-2285 - HFAP Accreditation and the Physical Environment

Jul 18, 2018 9:45am ‐ Jul 18, 2018 10:45am

Credits: None available.

Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00


The Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program has made adjustments to standard language in the Life Safety, Emergency Management, and the Physical Environment chapters to meet the requirements of CMS for patients at risk; updates include accessibility and enhanced safety evaluation of the environment. In this session, participants will explore changes and learn how to prepare for an HFAP or CMS survey. In addition, this session will review common findings with an emphasis on understanding the basis for accreditation requirements.

  • Summarize standard changes for 2018
  • Discuss common findings of non-compliance and the requirements and approaches to solving non-compliance
  • Clarify rated walls and life safety plans to make them clear to the surveyor
  • Discover hints for a successful document review session during the survey and survey tools


  • Alise Howlett, Assoc. AIA, CHFM, CFPE, Standards Advisor, Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP)


Credits: None available.

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