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Alternative Utility Equipment Maintenance Requirements


By David Stymiest, PE, CHFM, CHSP, FASHE

Given the interest and news surrounding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) adoption of the 2012 editions of the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA’s) Life Safety Code (LSC) and Health Care Facilities Code, it is easy to lose track of some other recent regulatory changes.

Among these is CMS’ updated and expanded equipment inventory and Hospital Equipment Maintenance Requirements, which contains requirements and survey guidance on the conditions under which an organization can choose not to follow manufacturer’s recommendations.

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