The 2012 edition of NFPA 101: Life Safety Code® has been adopted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as part of its Condition of Participation (COPs). This session will introduce attendees to the latest provisions of the code for new construction as well as compliance requirements for existing facilities. The presenters will also lead a discussion on the next steps for future Life Safety Code adoption and participation opportunities for attendees.
Identify the new CMS requirements for several different provider types.
Distinguish between facility provider types and the applicable sections of the code.
Plan a compliance strategy for existing hospitals.
Discuss the differences between the COPs and local regulations that may affect construction projects or operations.
Program Manager, Construction Review Services,
Washington State Department of Health
Deputy Executive Director of Advocacy,
American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)
Credits: None available.
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