CMS Requires Healthcare Facilities Comply with the 2012 Editions of NFPA 101 and NFPA 99

On May 4, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) adopted the 2012 editions of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101 – Life Safety Code (LSC) and NFPA 99 – Health Care Facilities Code (HCFC) by final rule. [Read more…]

As Tablet Use in Healthcare Facilities Grows, So Does the Need to Keep Them Charged and Secure

The increased use of tablets in medical facilities has revolutionized healthcare services, from on-the-go chart documentation to patient intake, registration and point-of-service surveys. [Read more…]

The Power Strip CMS Categorical Waiver and Its Requirements

PS-415-HGULTRA-FRONT-LThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a categorical waiver allowing the use of power strips in new and existing healthcare facility patient care rooms, if the provider/supplier is in compliance with all applicable 2012 Life Safety Code (LSC) power strip requirements and with all other 2000 LSC electrical system and equipment provisions.
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