CMS adopts 2012 NFPA Life Safety Code®
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has adopted the 2012 Life Safety Code® (NFPA 101) and portions of the 2012 Health Care Facilities Code (NFPA 99).
As the Rule goes into effect, those of us in healthcare design need to get up to speed on how it will impact design and operations.
Three quick points:
- The Rule goes into effect July 5, 2016.
- CMS will begin surveying for compliance with the 2012 Life Safety Code® and 2012 Health Care Facilities Code on November 1, 2016. (Source.)
- With the adoption of the 2012 Life Safety Code® and 2012 Health Care Facilities Code, designers and facilities staff will need to adhere to the newer versions of other codes referenced within both these documents.
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Gary Jones, PE
Senior Project Manager, Fire Protection
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