Life Safety Code Update

by John Nicklin

Posted on Tue Dec 6, 2016



Effective November 1, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began surveying to the new 2012 Life Safety Code. Changes include mandates for annual OR fire drills, mechanical/electrical/medical systems risk assessments, and 1-hour fire ratings for temporary construction barriers, just to name a few. Facility managers are finding that implementing these changes could significantly increase departmental workload.

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