By adopting the 2012 edition of NFPA 99, CMS has adopted ASHRAE/ASHE/ANSI 170 for the first time as a Condition of Participation. This session covers the 2008 edition of ASHRAE 170 and addenda as referenced by the 2012 edition of NFPA 99. The session also discusses the addenda not adopted by CMS and potential conflicts that could arise from applying later editions of the standard.
Explain the CMS adoption process and how ASHRAE 170 will be enforced.
Name the differences between the 2008 and 2013 standards.
Apply the most recent provisions while not creating conflicts with CMS standards.
Discuss the differences between the adopted rules and other standards and the future opportunities in updating the CMS rules.
MHSA, CHFM, FASHE, FACHE,
Senior Associate Director of Advocacy,
American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)