The New 2012 Life Safety Code: What to Expect – and When

The New 2012 Life Safety Code: What to Expect – and When

The New 2012 Life Safety Code: What to Expect – and When

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
11am Eastern
Only $249 to attend

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On May 4, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) adopted the 2012 Life Safety Code for healthcare facilities receiving Medicare or Medicaid reimbursements, setting an effective date of July 5. Then on June 20, CMS issued a Survey & Certification memo indicating it would not survey to the new code until November 1 of this year, prompting questions about compliance, enforcement and inspection requirements.

Healthcare facilities should plan to be fully compliant with the new 2012 LSC by November 1, 2016. This means any new annual test or inspection requirements should be completed by then. Attend "The New 2012 Life Safety Code: What to Expect – and When" to understand the impact of the revised survey dates, changes to the code itself – including updates to fire doors, corridor widths, sprinkler system and generator testing and temporary construction barriers—and what advantages and workload increases to expect once the code is in effect.

Learning Objectives

  • Realize that CMS' final rule did not endorse everything in their proposed rule
  • Learn that there will be a delay in enforcing the new 2012 Life Safety Code by your Accreditation Organization
  • Understand that the new 2012 Life Safety Code will have changes that will affect how the facility is managed
  • Implement a plan to address those changes
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Presented By
Brad Keyes

Brad Keyes, CHSP

Owner & Senior Consultant
Keyes Life Safety Compliance

Brad Keyes, CHSP, is the owner of KEYES Life Safety Compliance, and his expertise is in the management of the Life Safety Program, including the Environment of Care and Emergency Management programs. Keyes has worked as a consultant to the healthcare industry for more than 5 years, and in the facilities management side of healthcare for more than 30 years, most recently as safety officer at a large Midwest hospital. He also was one of the original Life Safety Code® specialist surveyors for The Joint Commission and has more than three years of experience in hospital accreditation surveys. He currently is an advisor on all issues of Life Safety to the American Osteopathic Association, Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP).

Keyes' clients have included insurance underwriter groups, hospitals, ambulatory care centers, physician practice groups, and large integrated systems across the country. He analyzes and develops leadership effectiveness and efficiency in work processes, focusing on assessing an organization's preparedness for survey, evaluating processes in achieving preparedness, and guiding organizations toward compliance. Keyes presents at national seminars, regional conferences, and audio conferences and teaches the Life Safety Boot Camp series to various groups and organizations. He is the author or coauthor of many books on the subject of healthcare safety compliance.

Keyes has also authored a variety of articles in numerous publications addressing features of life safety and fire protection, as well as white papers and articles on the Building Maintenance Program. Keyes is currently a regular columnist for and is certified as a Healthcare Safety Professional by the Board of Certified Healthcare Safety Management.

Moderated By

Cathy Jakicic


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