Emergency Power Code Revisions
Healthcare facilities are anticipating a substantial change in codes regarding emergency power systems management. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is expected to adopt the 2012 editions of the National Fire Protection Association’s Life Safety Code (NFPA 101) and Health Care Facilities Code (NFPA 99) within the next year or so. The Joint Commission is expect to adopt the codes shortly after. In David Stymiest’s recent article for Health Facilities Management, he discusses the reasoning behind the new code adaption, the impact they will have on healthcare facilities, and what the new code changes actually entail.
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