CMS: S&C: 31-22-NH Life Safety Code Short Form Survey

Nancy Leveille and Karen Morris in Clinical & Quality

In April, CMS  sent out this S&C letter which outlines a proposed method states could employ to conduct a short version life safety survey in SNF across the nation.  Each state chooses to implement or not. NYSDOH is reaching out to providers to review this document and give feedback to them within the next month. CMS would identify the SNF by state that would be eligible for this short version based on specific criteria they have developed. It looks to be a system that would reward those who have successfully completed the installation of a fully sprinklered facility, have had life safety surveys with minimal issues over time and demonstrate low risk in this area. Tell us if you agree or identify any problems with this proposal.



Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support
518-462-4800 x20
  Karen Morris, RN, MS
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

Refer to #2013-286