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WaiversAccreditation/CertificationAccreditationCOVID-19CMS

As reported on this website last week, CMS issued a formal communication on April 29, 2020, that granted 1135 blanket waivers on Physical Environment items for Inspection, Testing & Maintenance …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 12, 2020
WaiversAccreditation/CertificationAccreditationCOVID-19CMS

In a formal communication issued April 29, 2020, CMS granted 1135 blanket waivers on Physical Environment items for Inspection, Testing & Maintenance (ITM). Refer to page 23 of the following …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 7, 2020
Emergency Response Plan (Accreditation/CertificatiWaiversAccreditation/CertificationAccreditationCOVID-19CMS

During this period of COVID-19 crisis, many readers have written asking if they can discontinue conducting routine Life Safety tests and inspections in order to limit service technicians from entering …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 7, 2020
WaiversEquivalenciesArticle

Q: When do I complete an FSES equivalency request, before the survey or after the survey? Where do I find the forms need to complete an FSES equivalency? What is …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 13, 2018
Q&AWaiversSprinklers

Q: Our facility is a four story facility, and is a combination of different structures built in different years. All of the different structures are protected with sprinklers except for …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 26, 2017
Q&AWaiversCMS

Q: If a building changes ownership, do waivers stay active with their 1-year window or do the new owners have to resubmit if the building is cited the same deficiency? …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 31, 2017
Q&AWaiversEquivalencies

Q: During a recent webinar, the presenter said waivers and equivalencies are only valid until the next triennial survey. Does that really mean if CMS approved a waiver or an …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 4, 2017
WaiversEquivalenciesArticle

There has been much confusion and differing of opinions regarding the process to submit waiver and equivalency requests, and once they have been approved, how long they are valid. The …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 10, 2017
WaiversArticleCMS

I have been receiving some feedback from friends and readers of the Keyes Life Safety Compliance website concerning the CMS categorical waivers. One of the issues seems to focus around …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 20, 2014
WaiversLife Safety CodeArticle

CMS just issued another S&C memo describing the process for hospitals and nursing homes can take advantage of additional categorical waivers for some of the new 2012 Life Safety Code issues right away, …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 6, 2013

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