Focus: Life Safety Codes and Regulations

Most hospital surveys this year show trouble with certain fire hazard provisions

September 21, 2017

The Joint Commission released survey data from the first half of the year showing that a majority of hospitals are struggling with  compliance with certain fire hazard provisions of the Life Safety (LS) chapter, according to an article on the HCPro website.

About 86% of the 763 applicable hospital surveys conducted in January through June revealed deficiencies under LS.02.01.35, which addresses the provision and maintenance of fire-extinguishing systems.

The second-most-cited standard, LS.02.01.30, deals with features designed to protect people from fire and smoke hazards. 

About 74 percent of surveys found deficiencies.

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