Achieving a State of Readiness: Understanding Life Safety Code Compliance for CMS Review


As health systems throughout the U.S. are well aware, the Federal Government’s Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently adopted the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code (LSC), as well as provisions of the NFPA’s 2012 edition of the Health Care Facilities Code. All health facilities that participate in Medicare and/or Medicaid must comply with these code changes.

As the world’s No. 4 facility management provider within an A/E firm, CannonDesign’s facility experts have an in-depth understanding of CMS-enforced codes, specifically Life Safety Codes and their facility implications. Following is some information illustrating the importance of understanding these code requirements and having the proper documentation in place to demonstrate compliance to CMS code compliance firms

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