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On August 20, 2019 by Jonathan Lips
Registration is open for the Minnesota Health Care Engineers Association (MHCEA) Fall Conference and Vendor Show that takes place Sept. 11-13 at Grand Casino Hinckley.
On April 25, 2018 by Jonathan Lips
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) informed us last week that section 11.7.4 of NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code (2012 edition), does not allow the storage or use of liquid oxygen in patient bed locations (resident rooms) or patient care rooms, unless the room meets a 1-hour fire-resistance standard. Here is the code language:
On December 20, 2017 by Jonathan Lips
This is a reminder for care centers that full compliance with the annual fire door assembly inspection and testing requirement is expected by Jan. 1, 2018. Initially, inspection and testing was due by July 6, 2017, but CMS extended the deadline to Jan. 1 in Survey and Certification Letter No. S&C 17-38-LSC.
On October 10, 2017 by Jonathan Lips
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has decided that its licensing and certification health surveyors will review compliance with federal emergency preparedness requirements, rather than the Minnesota State Fire Marshal.
On August 15, 2017 by Jonathan Lips
Registration is now open for the 42nd Annual Minnesota Health Care Engineers Association (MHCEA) Fall Seminar and Vendor Show.
On June 14, 2017 by Jonathan Lips
The Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s office reminds care centers of the requirement for all fire-rated door assemblies to be inspected annually, with a written record of the inspection prepared and kept on file.
On December 13, 2016 by Heidi Simpson
Last Chance for this Friday’s Webinar: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has adopted new fire safety requirements that all skilled nursing facilities/nursing facilities must meet, and surveyors began enforcing these new requirements on Nov. 1.
On December 6, 2016 by Heidi Simpson
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has adopted new fire safety requirements that all Skilled Nursing Facilities/Nursing Facilities must meet, and surveyors began enforcing these new requirements on Nov. 1. A webinar on Dec. 16, Understanding and Implementing NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code, focuses on the 2012 edition of NFPA 99 (Health Care Facilities Code) and how to comply with its requirements.
On November 30, 2016 by Jonathan Lips
Care centers may register here for a free LeadingAge Minnesota webinar concerning the 2012 edition of NFPA 99, the Health Facilities Code. This on-line program is set for Friday, Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
On June 22, 2016 by Bobbie Guidry
For safety of “exit seeking” clients, providers of dementia care settings may consider altering the appearance of exit doors. However, fire safety issues are a higher level of concern and prohibit the alteration of the appearance of doors as stated in the State Fire Code:
On January 19, 2016 by Danielle Salisbury
In last week’s Advantage, we featured a story that provided a reference chart for emergency fire drill requirements for Housing with Services and Adult Day Services providers. Shortly after we published our story, the State Fire Marshal contacted us with a clarification to the requirements for Adult Day Services providers.
On January 13, 2016 by Danielle Salisbury
CORRECTION: The reference chart included in the Jan. 13 story contained an error in the requirements for adult day service providers. Members should use the revised reference chart dated Jan. 14.
The new Emergency Planning Requirements for Housing with Services (HWS) that were effective Jan. 1 has sparked a lot interest in the fire and evacuation drill frequency and participation requirements for providers.