CMS adopts updated Life Safety Code
Final rule scheduled to be published on May 4, 2016
AAAHC received notification on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 that the formal adoption by CMS of the 2012 NFPA 101 The Life Safety Code, is scheduled to be published on May 4, 2016. An advance copy of the publication can be found here.
This revised rule changes standards under CMS Condition for Coverage 416.44 Physical Environment. Most notably, the changes adopt the 2012 edition of NFPA 101 The Life Safety Code AND NFPA 99 Health Care Facilities Code.
Updates and additional information will be posted on the AAAHC website and sent to all AAAHC accredited ASCs as they become available.