Are You Ready for an Ambulatory Survey?
By Marty Piepoli, MSW, CHFM, HACP
Senior Consultant Director, Facilities & Safety
Part II of this series addresses the Environment of Care and Life Safety. As with the hospital setting, ambulatory surgery centers, office practices, hospital-based ambulatory services, and other services that may be a part of a hospital's network or may be completely independent, must meet many of the same environment of care and life safety requirements noted in the NFPA LSC 101, 2012 and NFPA 99, 2012, the Health Facilities Code. Regardless of the accrediting organization you use, the principles are the same and the care provided in ambulatory sites must meet the same requirements.
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