The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) says hospitals must develop and adhere to policies and procedures that reduce the risk of legionella and other waterborne pathogens.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released interpretive guideline and survey procedures for the emergency preparedness rule that became effective in November 2016.
A webinar on Friday will cover the ways risk assessment requirements are applied to new and existing health care facilities under the 2012 edition of NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code.
Nearly 100 ASHE members attended important NFPA meetings last week to speak about and vote on important proposals being considered for the next editions of NFPA 101 and NFPA 99.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a new Vital Signs report highlighting the risk to patients from exposure to Legionella bacteria in health care facilities, including hospitals and long-term care facilities.
ASHE sent an advocacy alert last week notifying members of a proposal that would make survey reports from accrediting organizations available to the public.
The Joint Commission has issued clarifications related to four Life Safety Code® requirements.