70th AHCA/NCAL Convention and Expo
Compliance with Life Safety Code (LSC) requirements continues to be one of the leading challenges plaguing long term care facilities. In July of 2016, CMS adopted the 2012 NFPA 101 – Life Safety Code (LSC) and the 2012 NFPA 99 – Health Care Facilities Code (HCFC). These standards are designed to, first and foremost, protect people and minimize the effects of fire and related hazards. The HCFC institutes additionally sets standards specific to health care facilities to curtail hazards of fire, explosion and electricity. Understanding how to decipher the various LSC/HCFC requirements and various referenced additional requirements is an intricate process.
Survey enforcement of these codes began on November 1, 2016. Is your facility on board with what’s changed? The revised survey includes over 50 new K-tags, new surveyor forms and numerous changes to the survey process itself. More than 90% of facilities received a deficiency with many receiving more than 10. CMS also has begun surveying facility Disaster Management Plans and citing numerous facilities for failures in programming resulting in E Tags.
Using real life examples and survey scenarios, this program will specifically explore how the CMS expectations for nursing homes. Our expert will review code changes, including the increased inspection, testing and maintenance requirements, along with surveyor guidance. Common violations will be highlighted, along with practical suggestions for compliance.
Designed specifically for long term care facilities, this seminar is recommended for Nursing Home Administrators, Facility’s Managers, Maintenance Supervisors, and Directors of Environmental Services. Our presenter is a nationally recognized expert in life safety codes and standards, with a wealth of experience in long term care.