Regulations, Codes & Standards - July 2016

Q&A: Fire door maintenance

Brad Keyes advises to start planning on testing all of the fire doors


July 28 webinar: The New 2012 Life Safety Code: What to Expect – and When

Brad Keyes' webinar will address the impact of the revised survey dates, changes to the code itself


Joint Commission makes changes to Plans for Improvement

The Joint Commission will no longer consider hospital Plans for Improvement (PFIs) for its Life Safety chapter requirements starting August 1


Q&A: Two releasing devices for doors

Brad Keyes says two releasing devices on doors is permitted in very limited situations


Navigating the regulatory approval process

The development of a construction project often moves forward with zeal and optimism without being thoughtful of external factors that may impact the scope and shape of the work


Virginia Mason's downgraded accreditation triggers probe

Joint Commission's decision to downgrade Virginia Mason Medical Center's accreditation prompts a dual state and federal investigation


Q&A: Generator testing

Brad Keyes says monthly load tests are required for emergency power generators at ambulatory healthcare occupancies


Fire and life safety for healthcare facilities

NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code (2015 edition) covers a range of criteria for healthcare facilities



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