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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