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Press Releases

Adoption of the 2012 edition of the NFPA 101 LSC and 2012 edition of the NFPA 99 – Health Care Facilities Code

Prevention Division | Jul 14, 2016

CMS has adopted by the 2012 LSC and the 2012 HCFC. The effective date is July 5, 2016. This means that buildings constructed before July 5, 2016 can meet Existing Occupancy requirements. In addition, buildings that receive design approval or building permits for construction before July 5, 2016 can meet Existing Occupancy requirements. All other building construction must meet New Occupancy requirements.

CMS will begin surveying facilities for compliance with the 2012 edition of the LSC and HCFC on November 1, 2016. In addition, this will allow CMS the opportunity to train existing surveyors, revise fire safety survey forms, and update the ASPEN program. Surveyors will continue to use the current process, tags and forms until November 1, 2016. In instances where the survey process identified deficiencies that would be compliant under the 2012 LSC, a facility may verify compliance with the 2012 LSC as an acceptable plan of correction and the deficiency would not be cited.

For more information about the new updates, please click on the link below to read the full memo from the CMS regarding the LSC and HCFC 2012 updates.

https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/Downloads/Survey-and-Cert-Letter-16-29.pdf