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CMS Waivers Include Nursing Home Life Safety Provisions; New FAQ Available

On May 26, 2020 by Jodi Boyne

The most-recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) update to COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers (see pp. 25-27) includes waivers of a few life safety code provisions that may reduce disruption of patient care and potential exposure/transmission of COVID-19.  In all cases, it will be important to consider these waivers in the context of your existing life safety policies, procedures and plans.  

Registration Open for Health Care Engineers Conference

On February 25, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

Registration is open for the Minnesota Health Care Engineers Association (MHCEA) Spring Conference, set for Friday, May 1 at Treasure Island Resort & Casino.  

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).  

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