Arizona ASHE
June 2016 Newsletter

Hospitals have until November to prepare for new CMS rule
The Joint Commission says hospitals will have until November to prepare for new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements. CMS will begin surveying health care facilities on its new Conditions of Participation (CoPs) on November 7, 2016, after the CoP effective date of July 5. Beginning November 7, facilities will need to comply with the new CoPs, which adopt the 2012 editions of NFPA 101: Life Safety Code® and NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code.
 
When CMS published its new CoPs in a federal rule in May, the effective date was July 5, 2016. The Joint Commission issued a memo on June 10 stating the new CMS survey deadline of November 7 and noting that this allows health care providers and suppliers more time to assess their facilities for compliance.
 
In the period between July 5 and November 7, surveys will be based on the 2000 edition of the Life Safety Code, the memo said. In instances where deficiencies are cited based on the 2000 edition, but would be compliant under the 2012 edition, a facility may verify compliance with the 2012 Life Safety Code as an acceptable plan of correction, the Joint Commission said.
 

 
What does CMS's  adoption of the 2012 edition of NFPA 101 Life Safety Code Mean to you?
 
With the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) adoption of  the 2012 edition of NFPA 101: Life Safety Code┬« in July what do you need to know as a facility manager. 
 
ASHE has put together a series of webinars to help assist in understanding the impact   on new and existing facilities.  Below are links to recorded webinars to guide you through the changes.
 
Impact of 2012 Edition of NFPA 101 on NEW Health care Facilities
  
Impact of 2012 Edition of NFPA 101 will have on EXISTING Health Care Facilities
 
 
SAVE THE DATE
Arizona ASHE First annual Golf Tournament
 Friday  Septembers 23, 2016
 
More information to come!


 
Registration is open
53rd ASHE Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition.
JULY 10-13, 2016  Denver Colorado.
This years theme is Reaching New Heights


 
EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

Fire-stopping in Healthcare Facilities
 with Hilti Systems
  Wednesday, July 20, 2016    10:00 AM Central Time
  
The Joint Commission now requires that staff installing fire-stop systems be trained on the specific manufacturer's materials and UL Rated Systems. Effective sealing of smoke and fire barriers is paramount to having a safe Healthcare Facility. This session will focus on installing rated systems using Hilti brand products. Join us for this one-hour fire-stop installer training.
                                  
 
 
RECENT EVENTS
Arizona ASHE has first education session and Happy Hour event




UPCOMING  EVENTS
June 29, 2016
AZ ASHE Board Meeting
 
July 10-13, 2016
 ASHE Annual Conference and Trade Show
Denver Colorado
 
July 20, 2016
  Chapter meeting and educations session. "Electrified Hardware & door closer Codes Class"  Sponsored by Allegion.
TMC conference room a
5101 E Grant Road
August 2016
ASHE Trade show and Education Seminar
 
August 24, 2016
AZ ASHE Board Meeting
September 21, 2016
Chapter Meeting and Education session " CMS Compliance training for Vendor Employees"
 
September 23, 2016
AZ ASHE 1st Annual Golf Tournament
Forty-Niners Country Club
Thanks to all of our Gold Sponsors
Thanks to all of our Bronze Sponsors!

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