ASHE resources on using power strips, or relocatable power taps (RPTs), in patient care areas
- CMS memo: Categorical waiver for power strip use in patient care areas
- ASHE issue brief explaining the CMS memo
- RPT-SPRPT comparison
This one-page documents explains the differences between relocatable power taps (RPTs) and special purpose RPTs (SPRPTs).
- RPT guidance comparison
This document compares waiver requirements from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) with previous guidance from the National Fire Protection Association Health Care Interpretations Task Force and ASHE.
- Sample power strip policies and procedures
This sample power strip policy document created by ASHE can be adjusted to fit your facility’s needs.
- Categorical waivers offered by CMS
This document is a comprehensive list of categorical waivers offered by CMS. It also includes instructions on using the waivers.