To help members understand the possible patient and staff safety risks, ASHE has developed a list of potential ligature points and other self-harm concerns for behavioral health areas.
This website provides articles, monographs, and tools to help members understand the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rule on emergency preparedness.
This regulatory advisory from the American Hospital Association explains CMS's emergency preparedness rule and provides hospitals with next steps to comply with the new regulations.
This ASHE chart shows members each requirement of the new CMS emergency preparedness rule; gives a summary of CMS’s reasoning behind the... read more
This alert explains new CMS emergency preparedness requirements for health care facilities that will require emergency plans; policies and procedures; a communication plan; and training and testing.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has adopted the 2012 edition of NFPA 101. The 2012 edition contains a new chapter on... read more
This Annual Conference session recording covers the 2008 edition of ASHRAE 170 and addenda as referenced by the 2012 edition of NFPA 99. With CMS adopting ASHRAE 170 as a Condition of Participation, it is critical to understand this standard.
CMS has adopted the 2012 edition of NFPA 101, and this ASHE Annual Conference session recording will introduce... read more
This ASHE video outlines changes made in 2016 to the CMS Conditions of Participation regulating health care facilities.
CMS is making a correction to its rule adopting the 2012 editions of NFPA 101 and NFPA 99. The correction, which was published in the Federal Register on... read more
ASHE is providing members with guidance and answers to frequently asked questions regarding the new Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation, which took effect July 5, 2016.
This article explains occupancy types for ambulatory surgical centers.
The 2012 edition of NFPA 101 contains numerous... read more
This article explains what the CMS adoption of the 2012 Life Safety Code means for hospitals.
This website provides articles, monographs, and tools to help members understand the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation now that CMS has adopted the 2012 edition of NFPA 101: Life Safety Code.
This advocacy alert from May 3, 2016, explains the CMS adoption of the 2012 editions of NFPA 101 and NFPA 99.
This webinar details the impact of the 2012 edition of NFPA 101 on new health care facilities.
Many ASHE members are receiving rejection notices on equivalencies because of a revamped process for submitting and approving equivalencies. The issue affects both... read more
ASHE members can use this downloadable template to help document waivers offered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) a facility chooses to use. The document can be tailored to the needs of each facility.
This document highlights the differences between relocatable power taps (RPTs), or power strips, with special purpose RPTs (SPRPTs).