Regulations, Codes & Standards

Pandemic Makes Inspecting Nursing Homes Difficult

Regulators stuck without travel and face-to-face visits

9/16/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Eyewash Stations

Brad Keyes discusses regulations related to eyewash stations

9/2/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Storage Rooms

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for storage rooms

8/26/2020



26 States Don’t Mandate COVID-19 Testing for Nursing Home Inspectors

Some states are still creating formal testing requirements

8/24/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Operating Rooms As Hazardous Areas

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for operating rooms

8/19/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Dietary Carts Left Unattended In Corridors

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for dietary carts left unattended in corridors

8/12/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Does an Actual Alarm Count as a Fire Drill?

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for fire drills

8/5/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Stairwell card-access readers

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for stairwell card-access readers

7/29/2020


Q&A: New construction hazardous rooms

Brad Keyes discusses regulations related to new construction hazardous rooms

7/22/2020


Joint Commission testing virtual surveys

A new format is being used for physical environment surveys

7/15/2020


Q&A: Mobile ABHR dispensers

Brad Keyes discusses regulations related to mobile ABHR dispensers

7/15/2020


Q&A: Battery-operated emergency lights for ATS?

Brad Keyes discusses battery-operated emergency lights for ATS

7/8/2020


Q&A: Storing a single oxygen cylinder in a dental clinic

Brad Keyes discusses storing oxygen cylinders

7/1/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Isopropyl alcohol storage

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for isopropyl alcohol storage

6/24/2020


Joint Commission to resume regular surveys and reviews this month

Surveys and reviews will come with some changes to protect safety

6/15/2020


Cal/OSHA issues guidance for protecting healthcare employees from COVID

The agency has also issued a guide to California’s Aerosol Transmissible Disease (ATD) standard

6/12/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Medical gas system testing frequency

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for medical gas system testing frequency

6/10/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Monitoring fire pump power supply

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for monitoring fire pump power supply

6/3/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Four-foot wrap around for ABHR dispensers

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for four-foot wrap around for ABHR dispensers

5/27/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Fire alarm strobes in offices

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for fire alarm strobes in offices

5/20/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Start/stop times for generator load test

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for generator load tests

5/13/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: GFCI receptacles

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for GFCI receptacles

4/22/2020


CMS ‘hospitals without walls’ waiver allows ASCs to provide hospitals relief

The waiver is intended to ensure that local healthcare facilities have the capacity to handle a surge of COVID-19 patients

4/20/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Smoke barrier or smoke partition?

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for smoke barriers or smoke partitions

4/15/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Annual testing of fire pump

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for annual testing of fire pumps

4/1/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Inactive leaf closer

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for inactive leaf closer

3/25/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Ceiling tile replacement

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for ceiling tile replacement

3/18/2020


CMS: Main survey focus will be on infection control preparedness

The shift lets inspectors to focus on the spread of the coronavirus disease

3/16/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Documentation of life safety assessment

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for documentation of life safety assessment

3/11/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Smoke barrier between two different occupancies

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for smoke barrier between two different occupancies

3/4/2020


Florida nursing homes with serious violations could receive fewer inspections

Patient advocates say bills could be a threat to safety.

3/4/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Stairwell re-entry signs

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for stairwell re-entry signs

2/26/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: MRI smoke detectors

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for MRI smoke detectors

2/19/2020


Are you HIPAA compliant?

Checklist offers pointers on how to stay on the right side of the regulations

2/14/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Self-closing doors on hazardous rooms

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for self-closing doors on hazardous rooms

2/12/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Fire damper testing in surgery centers

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for fire damper testing in surgery centers

2/5/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Storage of flammable liquids (Part 4)

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for storage of flammable liquids

1/29/2020


Preventative lease portfolio audits are worth a pound of cure

The potential for fines for non-compliant use of space arrangements, can range in the millions and warrants a critical review of real estate portfolios

1/23/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Storage of flammable liquids (Part 3)

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for storage of flammable liquids

1/22/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Storage of flammable liquids (Part 2)

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for storage of flammable liquids

1/15/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Storage of flammable liquids (Part 1)

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for storage of flammable liquids

1/8/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Receptacle testing

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for receptacle testing

12/26/2019


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Cooking appliances

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for cooking appliances

12/18/2019


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Electrical room

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for electrical rooms

12/11/2019


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Corridor projection

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for corridor projection

11/27/2019


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Stairwell storage

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for stairwell storage

11/20/2019


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Fire drills

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for fire drills

11/6/2019


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Handrails

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for handrails

10/30/2019


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Auto flush bolts

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for auto flush bolts

10/23/2019



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