Life Safety Code

Ask the care expert ... about life safety code changes

Ask the care expert ... about life safety code changes

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I am a new ADON and heard there's a new life safety code, which I'll be responsible for. Is that true?

Proposed Life Safety Code updates encourage more homelike environments

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Updated fire safety regulations could encourage more home-like healthcare environments while increasing security to safeguard against wandering, according to a proposed rule announced Monday.

Bigger trash cans allowed in updated LSC waiver rule

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services updated its Life Safety Code Waivers on Aug. 30. The update is designed to prevent "unreasonable hardship" for providers while maintaining resident safety.

Sprinkler mandate fails to soak in

Sprinkler mandate fails to soak in

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Ben Franklin warned us that death and taxes are life's only certainties. But if you run a long-term care facility, feel free to add regulations to that list. And it looks like a doozy of a looming requirement may soon have many operators hot under the collar.