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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the adoption of the 2012 NFPA 101: Life Safety Code and the 2012 NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code in May 2016 when they published the Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Fire Safety Requirements for Certain Health Care Facilities. This mandates that facilities must migrate from the 2000 NFPA 101: Life Safety Code to the 2012 edition as well as be in direct compliance with provisions in the 2012 NFPA 99.

 

Since then, NFPA has been compiling various resources to help hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and other related facilities prepare for meeting the requirements of the Conditions of Participation (CoP).

 

A number of referenced NFPA codes and standards listed in Chapter 2 of the 2012 NFPA 101 are frequently used in the health care environment, especially for fire protection and electrical systems. So, we made it easy for you! Now you can buy these codes together in two new code sets designed to help you comply with CMS requirements.

 

The CMS Health Care, Life Safety, and Fire Protection Codes Set contains the following 6 codes:

  • 2012 NFPA 101: Life Safety Code
  • 2012 NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code
  • 2011 NFPA 25: Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems
  • 2010 NFPA 80: Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives
  • 2010 NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems
  • 2010 NFPA 10: Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers

 

The CMS Health Care, Life Safety, and Electrical Codes Set includes the following 6 codes:

  • 2012 NFPA 101: Life Safety Code
  • 2012 NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code
  • 2011 NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • 2010 NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code
  • 2010 NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems*
  • 2010 NFPA 111: Standard on Stored Electrical Energy Emergency and Standby Power Systems

 

Stay tuned for more training, code products, and other resources from NFPA that can help you meet CMS provisions and prepare for your next CMS survey.

 

*Of particular note, CMS also just released finalized rules dealing with emergency preparedness. Health care facilities must develop an emergency preparedness program and evaluate their emergency and standby power systems. Specifically they must follow the requirements for inspection, testing, and maintenance in the 2010 edition of NFPA 110

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