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