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CMS NFPA 101 Adoption - Why an act of Congress?

Question asked by pbrown on Jul 9, 2015
Latest reply on Jul 14, 2015 by Robert Solomon

Pardon me, my ignorance is probably showing here.

 

Does anyone know why CMS can't include language in the federal law (that apparently must go through a 15 year updating process) that just refers to compliance with the most recent edition of the Life Safety Code for hospitals?  Why does it have to specify the edition/year of the code and then get so far behind in the revision process?

 

And I'm assuming there's probably a better answer than "that's just the way the government works."

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