Clarification of Interpretive Guidance at F Tag 441-Laundry and Infection Control
Revised Guidance for F Tag 441: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is clarifying and revising guidance to
surveyors in Appendix PP of the SOM regarding citations under F Tag 441 related to 42 CFR §483.65(c). The memo addresses laundry
detergents with and without antimicrobial claims, use of chlorine bleach rinses, water temperatures during the process of
washing laundry, maintenance of laundry equipment and laundry items, and ozone laundry cleaning systems.