CMS Updates for Fire & Smoke Door Inspections

Lisa Volk and Nancy Leveille in Clinical & Quality

After originally providing some conflicting information earlier this year, CMS has clarified the Life Safety Code® requirements for fire and smoke door assembly inspections through an S&C memo. Key points include: 

  • Fire door assemblies should be tested in accordance with the 2010 edition of NFPA 80
  • Corridor doors and other non-rated door assemblies are not subject to annual inspection
  • Smoke barrier door assemblies are not subject to annual inspection

EXTENSION: Due to the previous confusion surrounding door inspection requirements, CMS is extending the compliance date to January 1, 2018. Click here to access the full S&C Memo.


Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x20