CMS extends deadline for compliance regarding annual testing requirements for doors

- 7/28/2017

CMS has released S&C 17-38-LSC which adds an additional six months for facilities to comply with annual testing requirements for all rated fire door assemblies (2010 NFPA 80). It clarifies an expectation that non-rated doors, which are not part of the NFPA 80 codes are also required to be inspected annually. To comply, facilities should

  1. Use requirements from NFPA 80 2010 edition as a guide to determine what aspects of the door assemblies are inspected and tested
  2. Document the inspection, testing, and any maintenance performed for the survey team

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