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Survey Preparedness Tip: Life Safety Self-Inspections

On May 22, 2019 by Jonathan Lips

The first installment of LeadingAge Minnesota’s webinar series, Top 10 Life Safety Code Violations and How to Avoid Them, focused on preparing for your federal fire/life safety recertification survey.   

Top 10 Life Safety Code Violations and How to Avoid Them

On April 30, 2019 by Heidi Simpson

Last week’s first installment of the webinar series, Top 10 Life Safety Code Violations and How to Avoid Themcovered how to prepare for your federal life/safety recertification survey, and was met with great enthusiasm and accolade. Now, get ready for parts 2 and 3 – the Top 10 Violations and how to avoid them. 

Be Prepared: Top 10 Life Safety Code Violations Webinar Series Begins April 24

On April 16, 2019 by Heidi Simpson

Learn how to prepare for your federal fire/life safety recertification survey and know the top ten K-tags cited in Minnesota and how to avoid them. This three-part webinar series for care center interdisciplinary teams is April 24, May 15 and May 29.

Registration Is Open for May 3 Health Care Engineers Conference

On April 10, 2019 by Jonathan Lips

Registration is open for the Minnesota Health Care Engineers Association (MHCEA) Spring Conference, set for Friday, May 3 at the Grand Casino Hinckley Convention Center. 

Top 10 Life Safety Code Violations – and How to Avoid Them

On March 26, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

A three-part webinar series helps your care center staff team maintain compliance with fire and life safety requirements and avoid the most common violations. Taught by popular and knowledgeable presenter Bob Imholte and designed for engineering, environmental services, maintenance, housekeeping, administrators, nursing and other key staff.  

Life Safety Code Documentation Tools & Templates Available to Care Centers

On March 20, 2019 by Jonathan Lips

Information guides, sample policies and other materials relating to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 101, Life Safety Code® 2012 edition, are available to download at no charge from the LeadingAge Minnesota website (scroll down to Life Safety Code Documentation: Guides and Sample Forms).  

CMS Extends Compliance Deadline for Fire and Smoke Door Annual Testing Requirement

On August 2, 2017 by Jonathan Lips

In Survey and Certification Letter No. S&C 17-38-LSC, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provided clarification regarding the requirement for annual inspection and testing of fire doors. It also announced that it would extend the deadline for compliance with the requirements by six months from July 6, 2017 to Jan. 1, 2018. 

Fire Marshal Reminds Care Centers of NFPA Risk Assessment Requirement

On May 24, 2017 by Jonathan Lips

At the recent Minnesota Health Care Engineers Conference, the Minnesota State Fire Marshal reminded care centers of the requirement to conduct a risk assessment in accordance with Chapter 4 of the 2012 edition of NFPA 99, the Health Facilities Code. 

Updated Life Safety Code Documentation Tools Available to Members

On February 21, 2017 by Jonathan Lips

Updated information guides, sample policies and other materials relating to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 101, Life Safety Code® 2012 edition, are now available for download from the LeadingAge Minnesota website.  

Free Webinar Will Educate Care Centers about Health Facilities Code

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. 

Life Safety Code Changes Featured at May 1 Seminar

On April 22, 2015 by Darrell Shreve

The Minnesota Health Care Engineers Association will focus its 22nd Annual Spring Education Seminar on the changes to the 2012 Life Safety Code for nursing homes and hospitals

Dehler to Lead MDH Engineering Services Section

On March 18, 2015 by Darrell Shreve

The Minnesota Department of Health announced Robert Dehler is the new manager of the engineering services section. Dehler replaces Jim Loveland, who retired more than a year ago.

Register Today for 2012 Life Safety Code Seminar

On March 18, 2015 by Darrell Shreve

The Minnesota Health Care Engineers Association will focus its 22nd Annual Spring Education Seminar on the changes in the 2012 Life Safety Code, which is expected to be adopted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services later this year. The Education Seminar takes place on Friday, May 1 at Grand Casino in Hinckley.

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