Adoption of the 2012 edition of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101 - Life Safety Code (LSC) and 2012 edition
of the NFPA 99 - Health Care Facilities Code (HCFC)
• The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has adopted by regulation the 2012 LSC and the 2012 HCFC. The regulation
effective date is July 5, 2016.
• CMS will begin surveying for compliance with the 2012 LSC and HCFC on November 1, 2016.
• CMS will offer an online transitional training course for existing LSC surveyors to provide an update on the new requirements.
The course will be available on September 2, 2016 via the CMS Surveyor Training Website.
• CMS will update the ASPEN program (i.e., the information system which tracks surveys) and CMS Fire Safety Forms (2786) prior
to the November 1, 2016 survey start date.