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Title
Compliance with the Life Safety Code (LSC) in End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Facilities
Memo #
13-47-LSC/ESRD
Posting Date
2013-07-12
Fiscal Year
2013
Summary
•Limited LSC Applicability to ESRD Facilities: Effective July 16, 2012, compliance by certified ESRD facilities with the applicable requirements of the 2000 edition of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Life Safety Code 101 is limited to those ESRD facilities that are located adjacent to high hazardous occupancies and those facilities that do not exit to the outside at grade level from the patient treatment area. •Retained Compliance by ESRD Facilities: All ESRD facilities are still required to comply with State and local fire codes and other safety standards required by 42 CFR Part 494 Conditions for Coverage (CfC) for ESRD facilities. •Attestation by ESRD Facilities for Exemption: ESRD providers may submit an attestation to claim an exemption to the NFPA LSC requirements if they are not located adjacent to high hazard occupancies and they do provide exits at grade level from the patient treatment area level.
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