The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has adopted the 2012 edition of NFPA 101: Life Safety Code through a new rule changing its Conditions of Participation (CoPs).
For hospitals and other healthcare providers that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, this change means that they will need to comply with the 2012 edition of the code to meet the CoPs, according to an article on the ASHE website.
There are many changes between the 2000 edition of NFPA 101 and the 2012 edition. The 2012 edition incorporates lessons learned from major events such as Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy and the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
The ASHE article focuses on the differences between the 2012 edition of NFPA 101 and NFPA 99 and the new CoPs.