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Title
Compliance With State Fire and Safety Code in Lieu of Life Safety Code
Memo #
08-34
Posting Date
09/05/2008
Fiscal Year
2008
Summary
CMS has adopted the 2000 edition of the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Life Safety Code (LSC) as part of the Medicare health and safety standards for certified providers and suppliers. It is permissible to use a State fire and safety code (State Code) in lieu of the NFPA 2000 LSC, if CMS finds that the State Code is imposed by State law and that it adequately protects residents or patients. There are also financial implications for State Survey Agencies (SAs).
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