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  • K100 General Requirements – Other<br>List in the REMARKS section any LSC Section 18.1 and 19.1 General Requirements that are not addressed by the provided K-tags, but are<br>deficient. This information, along with the applicable Life Safety Code or NFPA standard citation, should be included on Form CMS-2567.

  • K111 Building Rehabilitation<br>Repair, Renovation, Modification, or Reconstruction<br>Any building undergoing repair, renovation, modification, or reconstruction<br>complies with both of the following:<br>• Requirements of Chapter 18 and 19.<br>• Requirements of the applicable Sections 43.3, 43.4, 43.5, and 43.6.<br>,,<br>Change of Use or Change of Occupancy<br>Any building undergoing change of use or change of occupancy<br>classification complies with the requirements of Section 43.7, unless<br>permitted by or<br> (4.6.7 and 4.6.11), (4.6.7 and 4.6.11), (43.7)<br>Additions<br>Any building undergoing an addition shall comply with the requirements of<br>Section 43.8. If the building has a common wall with a nonconforming<br>building, the common wall is a fire barrier having at least a two hour fire<br>resistance rating constructed of materials as required for the addition.<br>Communicating openings occur only in corridors and are protected by<br>approved self-closing fire doors with at least a 1-1/2 hour fire resistance<br>rating. Additions comply with the requirements of Section 43.8.<br> (4.6.7 and 4.6.11), (8.3),,, (4.6.7 and 4.6.11), (8.3),,,

  • K112 Sprinkler Requirements for Major Rehabilitation<br>If a nonsprinklered smoke compartment has undergone major rehabilitation<br>the automatic sprinkler requirements of 18.3.5 have been applied to the<br>smoke compartment.<br>In cases where the building is not protected throughout by a sprinkler<br>system, the requirements of,, and are also met.<br>Note: Major rehabilitation involves the modification of more than 50 percent,<br>or more than 4500 ft² of the area of the smoke compartment.<br>,

  • K131 Multiple Occupancies – Sections of Health Care Facilities<br>Sections of health care facilities classified as other occupancies meet all of<br>the following:<br> They are not intended to serve four or more inpatients for purposes of<br>housing, treatment, or customary access.<br>• They are separated from areas of health care occupancies by construction having a minimum two hour fire resistance rating in accordance with Chapter 8.<br>• The entire building is protected throughout by an approved, supervised automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 9.7.<br><br>Hospital outpatient surgical departments are required to be classified as an Ambulatory Health Care Occupancy regardless of the number of patients served.<br><br>,, 42 CFR 482.41, 42 CFR 485.623

  • K132 Multiple Occupancies – Contiguous Non-Health Care Occupancies<br>Non-health care occupancies that are located immediately next to a Health<br>Care Occupancy, but are primarily intended to provide outpatient services<br>are permitted to be classified as Business or Ambulatory Health Care<br>Occupancies, provided the facilities are separated by construction having<br>not less than two hour fire resistance-rated construction, and are not<br>intended to provide services simultaneously for four or more inpatients.<br>Outpatient surgical departments must be classified as Ambulatory Health<br>Care Occupancy regardless of the number of patients served.<br>,

  • K133 Multiple Occupancies – Construction Type<br>Where separated occupancies are in accordance with 18/ or<br>18/, the most stringent construction type is provided throughout the<br>building, unless a two hour separation is provided in accordance with<br>, in which case the construction type is determined as follows:<br>• The construction type and supporting construction of the health care<br>occupancy is based on the story in which it is located in the building in<br>accordance with 18/19.1.6 and Tables 18/<br>• The construction type of the areas of the building enclosing the other<br>occupancies shall be based on the applicable occupancy chapters.<br>,,

  • K161 Building Construction Type and Height <br>2012 NEW<br>Building construction type and stories meets Table, unless<br>otherwise permitted by through<br>, <br><br>Construction Type <br>1 I (442), I (332), II (222) *Not allowed non-sprinklered - Any number of stories sprinklered <br>2 II (111) 2 *Not allowed non-sprinklered - Maximum 3 stories sprinklered <br>3 II (000)<br>4 III (211) <br>6 V (111) <br>*Not allowed non-sprinklered - Maximum 1 story sprinklered 5 IV (2HH)<br>7 III (200) <br>8 V (000) <br>*Not allowed non-sprinklered <br><br>Sprinklered stories must be sprinklered throughout by an approved,<br>supervised automatic system in accordance with section 9.7. (See 18.3.5)<br>Give a brief description, in REMARKS, of the construction, the number of stories,<br>including basements, floors on which patients are located, location of smoke or<br>fire barriers and dates of approval. Complete sketch or attach small floor<br>plan of the building as appropriate.

  • K162 2012 NEW<br>Buildings of Type I (442), Type I (332), Type II (222), Type II (111) having<br>roof systems employing combustible roofing supports, decking or roofing<br>meet the following:<br>1. roof covering meets Class A requirements.<br>2. roof is separated from occupied building portions with 2 hour fire<br>resistive noncombustible floor assembly using not less than 2½ inches<br>concrete or gypsum fill.<br>3. the structural elements supporting the rated floor assembly meet the<br>required fire resistance rating of the building.<br>, ASTM E108, ANSI/UL 790

  • K163 Interior Nonbearing Wall Construction<br>Interior nonbearing walls in Type I or II construction are constructed of<br>noncombustible or limited-combustible materials.<br>Interior nonbearing walls required to have a minimum 2 hour fire<br>resistance rating are permitted to be fire-retardant-treated wood enclosed<br>within noncombustible or limited-combustible materials, provided they are<br>not used as shaft enclosures.<br>,,,


  • K200 Means of Egress Requirements – Other<br>List in the REMARKS section any LSC Section 18.2 and 19.2 Means of<br>Egress requirements that are not addressed by the provided K-tags, but are<br>deficient. This information, along with the applicable Life Safety Code or<br>NFPA standard citation, should be included on Form CMS-2567.<br>18.2, 19.2

  • K211 Means of Egress – General<br>Aisles, passageways, corridors, exit discharges, exit locations, and<br>accesses are in accordance with Chapter 7, and the means of egress is<br>continuously maintained free of all obstructions to full use in case of<br>emergency, unless modified by 18/19.2.2 through 18/19.2.11.<br>18.2.1, 19.2.1,

  • K221 Patient Sleeping Room Doors<br>Locks on patient sleeping room doors are not permitted unless the keylocking device that restricts access from the corridor does not restrict<br>egress from the patient room, or the locking arrangement is permitted for<br>patient clinical, security or safety needs in accordance with or<br><br>,, TIA 12-4

  • K222 Egress Doors<br>Doors in a required means of egress shall not be equipped with a latch or a<br>lock that requires the use of a tool or key from the egress side unless using<br>one of the following special locking arrangements:<br>☐ CLINICAL NEEDS OR SECURITY THREAT LOCKING<br>Where special locking arrangements for the clinical security needs of the<br>patient are used, only one locking device shall be permitted on each door<br>and provisions shall be made for the rapid removal of occupants by: remote<br>control of locks; keying of all locks or keys carried by staff at all times; or<br>other such reliable means available to the staff at all times.<br>,,,<br>☐ SPECIAL NEEDS LOCKING ARRANGEMENTS<br>Where special locking arrangements for the safety needs of the patient are<br>used, all of the Clinical or Security Locking requirements are being met. In<br>addition, the locks must be electrical locks that fail safely so as to release<br>upon loss of power to the device; the building is protected by a supervised<br>automatic sprinkler system and the locked space is protected by a complete<br>smoke detection system (or is constantly monitored at an attended location<br>within the locked space); and both the sprinkler and detection systems are<br>arranged to unlock the doors upon activation.<br>,, TIA 12-4 <br><br>☐ DELAYED-EGRESS LOCKING ARRANGEMENTS<br>Approved, listed delayed-egress locking systems installed in accordance<br>with shall be permitted on door assemblies serving low and<br>ordinary hazard contents in buildings protected throughout by an approved,<br>supervised automatic fire detection system or an approved, supervised<br>automatic sprinkler system.<br>,<br>☐ ACCESS-CONTROLLED EGRESS LOCKING ARRANGEMENTS<br>Access-Controlled Egress Door assemblies installed in accordance with<br> shall be permitted.<br>,<br>☐ ELEVATOR LOBBY EXIT ACCESS LOCKING ARRANGEMENTS<br>Elevator lobby exit access door locking in accordance with shall<br>be permitted on door assemblies in buildings protected throughout by an<br>approved, supervised automatic fire detection system and an approved,<br>supervised automatic sprinkler system.<br>,

  • K223 Doors with Self-Closing Devices<br>Doors in an exit passageway, stairway enclosure, or horizontal exit, smoke<br>barrier, or hazardous area enclosure are self-closing and kept in the closed<br>position, unless held open by a release device complying with that<br>automatically closes all such doors throughout the smoke compartment or<br>entire facility upon activation of:<br>• Required manual fire alarm system; and<br>• Local smoke detectors designed to detect smoke passing through the<br>opening or a required smoke detection system; and<br>• Automatic sprinkler system, if installed; and<br>• Loss of power.<br>,,,

  • K224 Horizontal-Sliding Doors<br>Horizontal-sliding doors permitted by that are not automatic-closing<br>are limited to a single leaf and shall have a latch or other mechanism to<br>ensure the door will not rebound.<br>Horizontal-sliding doors serving an occupant load fewer than 10 shall be<br>permitted, providing all of the following criteria are met:<br>• Area served by the door has no high hazard contents.<br>• Door is operable from either side without special knowledge or effort.<br>• Force required to operate the door in the direction of travel is ≤ 30 lbf to<br>set the door in motion and ≤ 15 lbf to close or open to the required<br>width.<br>• Assembly is appropriately fire rated, and where rated, is self-or<br>automatic-closing by smoke detection per, and installed per<br>NFPA 80.<br>• Where required to latch, the door has a latch or other mechanism to<br>ensure the door will not rebound.<br>,

  • K225 Stairways and Smokeproof Enclosures<br>Stairways and Smokeproof enclosures used as exits are in accordance with<br>7.2.<br>,,,, 7.2

  • K226 Horizontal Exits<br>Horizontal exits, if used, are in accordance with 7.2.4 and the provisions of<br> through, or through<br>,

  • K227 Ramps and Other Exits<br>Ramps, exit passageways, fire and slide escapes, alternating tread devices,<br>and areas of refuge are in accordance with the provisions 7.2.5 through<br>7.2.12.<br> to or to

  • K231 Means of Egress Capacity<br>The capacity of required means of egress is in accordance with 7.3.<br>,

  • K232 Aisle, Corridor or Ramp Width<br>2012 NEW<br>The width of aisles or corridors (clear and unobstructed) serving as exit<br>access in hospitals and nursing homes shall be at least 8 feet. In limited<br>care facility and psychiatric hospitals, width of aisles or corridors shall be at<br>least 6 feet, except as modified by the or exceptions.<br>,

  • K233 Clear Width of Exit and Exit Access Doors<br>2012 NEW<br>Exit access doors and exit doors are of the swinging type and are at least<br>41.5 inches in clear width. In psychiatric hospitals or limited care facilities,<br>doors are at least 32 inches wide. Doors not subject to patient use, in exit<br>stairway enclosures, or serving newborn nurseries shall be no less than 32<br>inches in clear width. If using a pair of doors, the doors shall be provided<br>with a rabbet, bevel, or astragal at the meeting edge, at least one of the<br>doors shall provide 32 inches in clear width, and the inactive leaf of the pair<br>shall be secured with automatic flush bolts.<br>,

  • K241 Number of Exits – Story and Compartment<br>Not less than two exits, remote from each other, and accessible from every<br>part of every story are provided for each story. Each smoke compartment<br>shall likewise be provided with two distinct egress paths to exits that do not<br>require the entry into the same adjacent smoke compartment.<br>,

  • K251 2012 NEW<br>Dead-end corridors shall not exceed 30 feet. Common path of travel shall<br>not exceed 100 feet.<br>,

  • K252 Number of Exits – Corridors<br>Every corridor shall provide access to not less than two approved exits in<br>accordance with Sections 7.4 and 7.5 without passing through any<br>intervening rooms or spaces other than corridors or lobbies.<br>,

  • K253 Number of Exits – Patient Sleeping and Non-Sleeping Rooms<br>Patient sleeping rooms of more than 1,000 square feet or nonsleeping<br>rooms of more than 2,500 square feet have at least two exit access doors<br>remotely located from each other.<br>,,,

  • K254 Corridor Access<br>All habitable rooms not within suites have a door leading directly outside to<br>grade or have a door leading to an exit access corridor. Patient sleeping<br>rooms with less than eight patient beds may have one room intervening to<br>reach an exit access corridor provided the intervening room is equipped<br>with an approved automatic smoke detection system.<br> through, through

  • K255 Suite Separation, Hazardous Content, and Subdivision<br>All suites are separated from the remainder of the building (including from<br>other suites) by construction meeting the separation provisions for corridor<br>construction ( or Existing approved<br>barriers shall be allowed to continue to be used provided they limit the<br>transfer of smoke. Intervening rooms have no hazardous areas and<br>hazardous areas within suites comply with 18/ Subdivision of<br>suites shall be by noncombustible or limited-combustible construction.<br> through,,,

  • K256 Sleeping Suites<br>Occupants shall have exit access to a corridor or direct access to a<br>horizontal exit. Where ≥ 2 exits are required, one exit access door may be<br>to a stairway, passageway or to the exterior. Suites shall be provided with<br>constant staff supervision. Staff shall have direct visual supervision of<br>patient sleeping rooms, from a constantly attended location or the room<br>shall be provided with an automatic smoke detection system.<br>Suites more than 1,000 ft² shall have 2 or more remote exits. One means of<br>egress from the suite shall be to a corridor and one may be into an adjacent<br>suite separated in accordance with corridor requirements.<br>Suites shall not exceed the following size limitations:<br>• 5,000 square feet if the suite is not fully smoke detected or fully<br>sprinklered.<br>• 7,500 square feet if the suite is either fully smoke detected or fully<br>sprinklered.<br>• 10,000 square feet if the suite is both fully smoke detected and fully<br>sprinklered and the sleeping rooms have direct supervision from a<br>constantly attended location.<br>Travel distance between any point in a suite to exit access shall not exceed<br>100 feet and distance to an exit shall not exceed 150 feet (200 feet if<br>building is fully sprinklered).<br>,

  • K257 Non-Sleeping Suites<br>Occupants shall have exit access to a corridor or direct access to a<br>horizontal exit. Where ≥ 2 exits are required, one exit access door may be<br>to a stairway, passageway or to the exterior.<br>Suites more than 2,500 ft² shall have 2 or more remote exits. One means of<br>egress from the suite shall be to a corridor and one may be into an adjacent<br>suite separated in accordance with corridor requirements.<br>Suites shall not exceed 10,000 ft².<br>Travel distance between any point in a suite to exit access shall not exceed<br>100 feet and distance to an exit shall not exceed 150 feet (200 feet if<br>building is fully sprinklered).<br>,

  • K261 Travel Distance to Exits<br>Travel distance (excluding suites) to exits are measured in accordance with<br>7.6.<br>• From any point in the room or suite to exit less than or equal to 150<br>feet (less than or equal to 200 feet if the building is fully<br>sprinklered).<br>• Point in a room to room door less than or equal to 50 feet.<br>18.2.6, 19.2.6

  • K271 Discharge from Exits<br>Exit discharge is arranged in accordance with 7.7, provides a level walking<br>surface meeting the provisions of 7.1.7 with respect to changes in elevation<br>and shall be maintained free of obstructions. Additionally, the exit<br>discharge shall be a hard packed all-weather travel surface.<br>18.2.7, 19.2.7

  • K281 Illumination of Means of Egress<br>Illumination of means of egress, including exit discharge, is arranged in<br>accordance with 7.8 and shall be either continuously in operation or<br>capable of automatic operation without manual intervention.<br>18.2.8, 19.2.8

  • K291 Emergency Lighting<br>Emergency lighting of at least 1-1/2 hour duration is provided automatically<br>in accordance with 7.9.<br>, <br>

  • K292 Life Support Means of Egress<br>2012 NEW (INDICATE N/A FOR EXISTING)<br>Buildings equipped with or requiring the use of life support systems (electromechanical or inhalation anesthetics) have illumination of means of egress,<br>emergency lighting equipment, exit, and directional signs supplied by the<br>life safety branch of the electrical system described in NFPA 99.<br>(Indicate N/A if life support equipment is for emergency purposes only.)<br>,

  • K293 2012 NEW<br>Exit and directional signs are displayed in accordance with 7.10 with<br>continuous illumination also served by the emergency lighting system.<br>


  • K300 Protection – Other<br>List in the REMARKS section any LSC Section 18.3 and 19.3 Protection<br>requirements that are not addressed by the provided K-tags, but are<br>deficient. This information, along with the applicable Life Safety Code or<br>NFPA standard citation, should be included on Form CMS-2567.

  • K311 2012 NEW<br>Stairways, elevator shafts, light and ventilation shafts, chutes, and other<br>vertical openings between floors are enclosed with construction having a<br>fire resistance rating of at least 2 hours connecting four or more stories. (1-<br>hour for single story building and buildings up to three stories in height.) An<br>atrium may be used in accordance with 8.6.7.<br>18.3.1 through

  • K321 2012 NEW<br>Hazardous areas are protected in accordance with The areas<br>shall be enclosed with a 1-hour fire-rated barrier, with a ¾ hour fire-rated<br>door without windows (in accordance with Doors shall be selfclosing or automatic-closing in accordance with Hazardous areas<br>are protected by a sprinkler system in accordance with 9.7,, and<br>8.4.<br>Describe the floor and zone locations of hazardous areas that are deficient<br>in REMARKS.<br>,, 8.4, 8.7, 9.7


  • a. Boiler and Fuel-Fired Heater Rooms

  • b. Laundries (larger than 100 sq. ft.)

  • c. Repair, Maintenance, and Paint Shops

  • d. Soiled Linen Rooms (exceeding 64 gal.)

  • e. Trash Collection Rooms (exceeding 64 gal.)

  • f. Combustible Storage Rooms/Spaces (over 50 and less than 100 sq. ft.)

  • g. Combustible Storage Rooms/Spaces (over 100 sq. ft.)

  • h. Laboratories (if classified as Severe Hazard - see K322)

  • K322 Laboratories<br>Laboratories employing quantities of flammable, combustible, or<br>hazardous materials that are considered a severe hazard are protected by<br>1-hour fire resistance-rated separation, automatic sprinkler system, and<br>are in accordance with 8.7 and with NFPA 99.<br>Laboratories not considered a severe hazard are protected as hazardous<br>areas (see K321).<br>Laboratories using chemicals are in accordance with NFPA 45, Standard<br>on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals.<br>Gas appliances are of appropriate design and installed in accordance with<br>NFPA 54. Shutoff valves are marked to identify material they control.<br>Devices requiring medical grade oxygen from the piped distribution system<br>meet the requirements under (NFPA 99).<br>,, 8.7, (LSC)<br>,, 15.4 (NFPA 99)

  • K323 Anesthetizing Locations<br>Areas designated for administration of general anesthesia (i.e., inhalation<br>anesthetics) are in accordance with 8.7 and NFPA 99.<br>Zone valves are: located immediately outside each life-support, critical<br>care, and anesthetizing location of moderate sedation, deep sedation, or<br>general anesthesia for medical gas or vacuum; readily accessible in an<br>emergency; and arranged so shutting off any one anesthetizing location will<br>not affect others.<br>Area alarm panels are provided to monitor all medical gas, medicalsurgical vacuum, and piped WAGD systems. Panels are at locations that<br>provide for surveillance, indicate medical gas pressure decreases of 20<br>percent and vacuum decreases of 12 inch gauge HgV, and provide visual<br>and audible indication. Alarm sensors are installed either on the source<br>side of individual room zone valve box assemblies or on the patient/use<br>side of each of the individual zone box valve assemblies.<br>The EES critical branch supplies power for task illumination, fixed<br>equipment, select receptacles, and select power circuits, and EES<br>equipment system supplies power to ventilation system.<br>Heating, cooling, and ventilation are in accordance with ASHRAE 170.<br>Medical supply and equipment manufacturer’s instructions for use are<br>considered before reducing humidity levels to those allowed by ASHRAE,<br>per S&C 13-58.<br>, (LSC)<br>,,,, (NFPA 99)

  • K324 Cooking Facilities<br>Cooking equipment is protected in accordance with NFPA 96, Standard for<br>Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations,<br>unless:<br>• residential cooking equipment (i.e., small appliances such as<br>microwaves, hot plates, toasters) are used for food warming or limited<br>cooking in accordance with,<br>• cooking facilities open to the corridor in smoke compartments with 30 or<br>fewer patients comply with the conditions under,,<br>or<br>• cooking facilities in smoke compartments with 30 or fewer patients<br>comply with conditions under,<br>Cooking facilities protected according to NFPA 96 per 9.2.3 are not required<br>to be enclosed as hazardous areas, but shall not be open to the corridor.<br><br> through, through, 9.2.3, TIA 12-2

  • K325 Alcohol Based Hand Rub Dispenser (ABHR)<br>ABHRs are protected in accordance with, unless all conditions are<br>met:<br>• Corridor is at least 6 feet wide.<br>• Maximum individual dispenser capacity is 0.32 gallons (0.53 gallons in<br>suites) of fluid and 18 ounces of Level 1 aerosols.<br>• Dispensers shall have a minimum of four foot horizontal spacing.<br>• Not more than an aggregate of 10 gallons of fluid or 1135 ounces of<br>aerosol are used in a single smoke compartment outside a storage<br>cabinet, excluding one individual dispenser per room.<br>• Storage in a single smoke compartment greater than 5 gallons complies<br>with NFPA 30.<br>• Dispensers are not installed within 1 inch of an ignition source.<br>• Dispensers over carpeted floors are in sprinklered smoke<br>compartments.<br>• ABHR does not exceed 95 percent alcohol.<br>• Operation of the dispenser shall comply with Section or<br><br>• ABHR is protected against inappropriate access.<br>,, 42 CFR Parts 403, 418, 460, 482, 483, and 485

  • K331 2012 NEW<br>Interior wall and ceiling finishes, including exposed interior surfaces of<br>buildings such as fixed or movable walls, partitions and columns have a<br>flame spread rating of Class A. The reduction in class of interior finish for a<br>sprinkler system as prescribed in is permitted.<br>Individual rooms not exceeding four persons may have a Class A or B<br>finish.<br>Lower half of corridor walls, not exceeding 4 feet in height, may have a<br>Class A or B flame spread rating.<br>10.2,,

  • Indicate flame spread rating(s)

  • K332 Interior Floor Finish<br>2012 NEW (Indicate N/A for 2012 EXISTING)<br>Interior finishes shall comply with 10.2. Floor finishes in exit enclosures and<br>exit access corridors and spaces not separated by walls that resist the<br>passage of smoke shall be Class I or II.<br>,,, 10.2,,

  • K341 Fire Alarm System – Installation<br>A fire alarm system is installed with systems and components approved for<br>the purpose in accordance with NFPA 70, National Electric Code, and<br>NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code to provide effective warning of fire in<br>any part of the building. In areas not continuously occupied, detection is<br>installed at each fire alarm control unit. In new occupancy, detection is also<br>installed at notification appliance circuit power extenders, and supervising<br>station transmitting equipment. Fire alarm system wiring or other<br>transmission paths are monitored for integrity.<br>,, 9.6,

  • K342 Fire Alarm System – Initiation<br>Initiation of the fire alarm system is by manual means and by any required<br>sprinkler system alarm, detection device, or detection system. Manual<br>alarm boxes are provided in the path of egress near each required exit.<br>Manual alarm boxes in patient sleeping areas shall not be required at exits<br>if manual alarm boxes are located at all nurse’s stations or other<br>continuously attended staff location, provided alarm boxes are visible,<br>continuously accessible, and 200’ travel distance is not exceeded.<br>,,,,

  • K343 2012 NEW<br>Positive alarm sequence in accordance with are permitted.<br>Occupant notification is provided automatically in accordance with 9.6.3 by<br>audible and visual signals.<br>In critical care areas, visual alarms are sufficient. The fire alarm system<br>transmits the alarm automatically to notify emergency forces in the event of<br>a fire.<br>Annunciation and annunciation zoning for fire alarm and sprinklers shall be<br>provided by audible and visual indicators and zones shall not be larger than<br>22,500 square feet per zone.<br> through, 9.6.4

  • K344 Fire Alarm – Control Functions<br>The fire alarm automatically activates required control functions and is<br>provided with an alternative power supply in accordance with NFPA 72.<br>,, 9.6.1, 9.6.5, NFPA 72

  • K345 Fire Alarm System – Testing and Maintenance<br>A fire alarm system is tested and maintained in accordance with an<br>approved program complying with the requirements of NFPA 70, National<br>Electric Code, and NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code.<br>Records of system acceptance, maintenance and testing are readily<br>available.<br>,, NFPA 70, NFPA 72

  • K346 Fire Alarm – Out of Service<br>Where required fire alarm system is out of services for more than 4 hours in<br>a 24 hour period, the authority having jurisdiction shall be notified, and the<br>building shall be evacuated or an approved fire watch shall be provided for<br>all parties left unprotected by the shutdown until the fire alarm system has<br>been returned to service.<br>

  • K347 2012 NEW<br>Smoke detection systems are provided in spaces open to corridors as<br>required by<br>In nursing homes, an automatic smoke detection system is installed in the<br>corridors of all smoke compartments containing resident sleeping rooms,<br>unless the resident sleeping rooms have:<br>• smoke detection, or<br>• automatic door closing devices with integral smoke detectors on the<br>room side that provide occupant notification.<br>Such detectors are electrically interconnected to the fire alarm system.<br>,

  • K351 2012 NEW<br>Buildings are to be protected throughout by an approved automatic<br>sprinkler system in accordance with NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation<br>of Sprinkler Systems.<br>In Type I and II construction, alternative protection measures are permitted<br>to be substituted for sprinkler protection in specific areas where State and<br>local regulations prohibit sprinklers.<br>Listed quick-response or listed residential sprinklers are used throughout<br>smoke compartments with patient sleeping rooms.<br>In hospitals, sprinklers are not required in clothes closets of patient sleeping<br>rooms where the area of the closet does not exceed 6 ft² and sprinkler<br>coverage covers the closet footprint as required by NFPA 13, Standard for<br>Installation of Sprinkler Systems.<br>,,,, 9.7,, <br>

  • K352 Sprinkler System – Supervisory Signals<br>Automatic sprinkler system supervisory attachments are installed and<br>monitored for integrity in accordance with NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm<br>and Signaling Code, and provide a signal that sounds and is displayed at a<br>continuously attended location or approved remote facility when sprinkler<br>operation is impaired.<br>, NFPA 72

  • K353 Sprinkler System – Maintenance and Testing<br>Automatic sprinkler and standpipe systems are inspected, tested, and<br>maintained in accordance with NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection,<br>Testing, and Maintaining of Water-based Fire Protection Systems. Records<br>of system design, maintenance, inspection and testing are maintained in a<br>secure location and readily available. <br><br>Provide in REMARKS information on coverage for any non-required or partial automatic sprinkler system.<br>9.7.5, 9.7.7, 9.7.8, and NFPA 25

  • a) Date sprinkler system last checked.

  • b) Who provided system test

  • c) Water system supply source.

  • K354 Sprinkler System – Out of Service<br>Where the sprinkler system is impaired, the extent and duration of the<br>impairment has been determined, areas or buildings involved are inspected<br>and risks are determined, recommendations are submitted to management<br>or designated representative, and the fire department and other authorities<br>having jurisdiction have been notified. Where the sprinkler system is out of<br>service for more than 10 hours in a 24 hour period, the building or portion of<br>the building affected are evacuated or an approved fire watch is provided<br>until the sprinkler system has been returned to service.<br>,, 9.7.5, 15.5.2 (NFPA 25) <br>

  • K355 Portable Fire Extinguishers<br>Portable fire extinguishers are selected, installed, inspected, and<br>maintained in accordance with NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire<br>Extinguishers.<br>,, NFPA 10

  • K361 Corridors – Areas Open to Corridor<br>Spaces (other than patient sleeping rooms, treatment rooms and hazardous<br>areas), waiting areas, nurse’s stations, gift shops, and cooking facilities,<br>open to the corridor are in accordance with the criteria under and<br><br>,

  • K362 2012 NEW<br>Corridor walls shall form a barrier to limit the transfer of smoke. Such walls<br>shall be permitted to terminate at the ceiling where the ceiling is constructed<br>to limit the transfer of smoke. No fire resistance rating is required for the<br>corridor walls.<br>

  • K363 2012 NEW<br>Doors protecting corridor openings shall be constructed to resist the<br>passage of smoke. Corridor doors and doors to rooms containing<br>flammable or combustible materials have self-latching and positive latching<br>hardware. Roller latches are prohibited by CMS regulation. These<br>requirements do not apply to auxiliary spaces that do not contain<br>flammable or combustible material.<br>Powered doors complying with are permissible if provided with a<br>device capable of keeping the door closed when a force of 5lbf is applied,<br>whether or not power is applied.<br>Clearance between bottom of door and floor covering is not exceeding 1<br>inch. There is no impediment to the closing of the doors. Hold open<br>devices that release when the door is pushed or pulled are permitted.<br>Nonrated protective plates of unlimited height are permitted. Dutch doors<br>meeting are permitted.<br>, 42 CFR Parts 403, 418, 460, 482, 483, and 485<br>Show in REMARKS details of doors such as fire protection ratings,<br>automatic closing devices, etc.

  • K364 Corridor – Openings<br>Transfer grilles are not used in corridor walls or doors. Auxiliary spaces<br>that do not contain flammable or combustible materials are permitted to<br>have louvers or be undercut.<br>In other than smoke compartments containing patient sleeping rooms,<br>miscellaneous openings are permitted in vision panels or doors, provided<br>the openings per room do not exceed 20 in² and are at or below half the<br>distance from floor to ceiling. In sprinklered rooms, the openings per room<br>do not exceed 80 in².<br>Vision panels in corridor walls or doors shall be fixed window assemblies in<br>approved frames. (In fully sprinklered smoke compartments, there are no<br>restrictions in the area and fire resistance of glass and frames.)<br>,, 8.3

  • K371 2012 NEW<br>Smoke barriers shall be provided to form at least two smoke compartments<br>on every floor used by inpatients for sleeping or treatment, and on every<br>floor with an occupant load of 50 or more persons, regardless of use.<br>Size of compartments cannot exceed 22,500 square feet or a 200-foot<br>travel distance from any point in the compartment to a door in the smoke<br>barrier.<br>Smoke subdivision requirements do not apply to any of the stories or areas<br>described in<br>,<br>Detail in REMARKS zone dimensions including length of zones and deadend corridors.

  • K372 2012 NEW<br>Smoke barriers shall be constructed to provide at least a 1-hour fire<br>resistance rating and constructed in accordance with 8.5. Smoke barriers<br>shall be permitted to terminate at an atrium wall. Smoke dampers are not<br>required in duct penetrations of fully ducted HVAC systems.<br>,,, 8.3<br>Describe any mechanical smoke control system in REMARKS.

  • K373 Subdivision of Building Spaces – Accumulation Space<br>Space shall be provided on each side of smoke barriers to adequately<br>accommodate the total number of occupants in adjoining compartments.<br>,,,

  • K374 2012 NEW<br>Doors in smoke barriers have at least a 20-minute fire protection rating or<br>are at least 1¾-inch thick solid bonded core wood.<br>Required clear widths are provided per and (5).<br>Nonrated protective plates of unlimited height are permitted. Horizontalsliding doors comply with Swinging doors shall be arranged so<br>that each door swings in an opposite direction.<br>Doors shall be self-closing and rabbets, bevels, or astragals are required at<br>the meeting edges. Positive latching is not required.<br>,,

  • K379 2012 NEW<br>Windows in smoke barrier doors shall be installed in each cross corridor<br>swinging or horizontal-sliding door protected by fire-rated glazing or by<br>wired glass panels in approved frames.<br>

  • K381 Sleeping Room Outside Windows and Doors<br>Every patient sleeping room has an outside window or outside door. In new<br>occupancies, sill height does not exceed 36 inches above the<br>floor. Windows in atrium walls are considered outside windows. Newborn<br>nurseries and rooms intended for occupancy less than 24 hours have no<br>outside window or door requirements. Window sills in special nursing care<br>areas (e.g., ICU, CCU, hemodialysis, neonatal) do not exceed 60 inches<br>above the floor.<br>42 CFR 403, 418, 460, 482, 483, and 485


  • K400 Special Provisions – Other<br>List in the REMARKS section any LSC Section 18.4 and 19.4 Special<br>Provisions requirements that are not addressed by the provided K-tags, but<br>are deficient. This information, along with the applicable Life Safety Code or<br>NFPA standard citation, should be included on Form CMS-2567.

  • K421 2012 NEW<br>High-rise buildings comply with section 11.8.<br>18.4.2


  • K500 Building Services – Other<br>List in the REMARKS section any LSC Section 18.5 and 19.5 Building<br>Services requirements that are not addressed by the provided K-tags, but<br>are deficient. This information, along with the applicable Life Safety Code or<br>NFPA standard citation, should be included on Form CMS-2567.

  • K511 Utilities – Gas and Electric<br>Equipment using gas or related gas piping complies with NFPA 54, National<br>Fuel Gas Code, electrical wiring and equipment complies with NFPA 70,<br>National Electric Code. Existing installations can continue in service<br>provided no hazard to life.<br>,, 9.1.1, 9.1.2

  • K521 HVAC<br>Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning shall comply with 9.2 and shall be<br>installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.<br>,, 9.2

  • K522<br>,<br>HVAC – Any Heating Device<br>Any heating device, other than a central heating plant, is designed and<br>installed so combustible materials cannot be ignited by device, and has a<br>safety feature to stop fuel and shut down equipment if there is excessive<br>temperature or ignition failure. If fuel fired, the device also:<br>• is chimney or vent connected.<br>• takes air for combustion from outside.<br>• provides for a combustion system separate from occupied area<br>atmosphere.

  • K523 HVAC – Suspended Unit Heaters<br>Suspended unit heaters are permitted provided the following are met:<br>• Not located in means of egress or in patient rooms.<br>• Located high enough to be out of reach of people in the area.<br>• Has a safety feature to stop fuel and shut down equipment if there is<br>excessive temperature or ignition failure.<br>,

  • K524 HVAC – Direct-Vent Gas Fireplaces<br>Direct-vent gas fireplaces, as defined in NFPA 54, inside of all smoke<br>compartments containing patient sleeping areas comply with the<br>requirements of,<br>,, NFPA 54

  • K525 HVAC – Solid Fuel-Burning Fireplaces<br>Solid fuel-burning fireplaces are permitted in other than patient sleeping<br>areas provided:<br>• Areas are separated by 1-hour fire resistance construction.<br>• Fireplace complies with 9.2.2.<br>• Fireplace enclosure resists breakage up to 650°F and has heattempered glass.<br>• Room has supervised CO detection per 9.8.<br> and

  • K531 Elevators<br> 2012 NEW<br>Elevators comply with the provision of 9.4. Elevators are inspected and<br>tested as specified in ASME A17.1, Safety Code for Elevators and<br>Escalators. Firefighter’s Service is operated monthly with a written record.<br>New elevators conform to ASME/ANSI A17.1, Safety Code for Elevators<br>and Escalators, including Firefighter’s Service Requirements. (Includes<br>firefighter’s Phase I key recall and smoke detector automatic recall,<br>firefighter’s service Phase II emergency in-car key operation, machine room<br>smoke detectors, and elevator lobby smoke detectors.)<br>18.5.3, 9.4.2, 9.4.3

  • K532 Escalators, dumbwaiters, and moving walks<br>2012 NEW<br>Escalators, dumbwaiters, and moving walks comply with the provisions of<br>9.4.<br>18.5.3,

  • K541 2012 NEW<br>Rubbish chutes, incinerators, and laundry chutes shall comply with the<br>provisions of Section 9.5, unless otherwise specified in<br>• The fire resistance rating of chute charging room shall not be required<br>to exceed 1-hour.<br>• Any rubbish chute or linen chute shall be provided with automatic<br>extinguishing protection in accordance with Section 9.7.<br>• Chutes shall discharge into a trash collection room used for no other<br>purpose and shall be protected in accordance with 8.7.<br>, 8.7, 9.5, 9.7, NFPA 82



  • K700 Operating Features – Other<br>List in the REMARKS section any LSC Section 18.7 and 19.7 Operating<br>Features requirements that are not addressed by the provided K-tags, but<br>are deficient. This information, along with the applicable Life Safety Code or<br>NFPA standard citation, should be included in Form CMS-2567.

  • K711 Evacuation and Relocation Plan<br>There is a written plan for the protection of all patients and for their<br>evacuation in the event of an emergency.<br>Employees are periodically instructed and kept informed with their duties<br>under the plan, and a copy of the plan is readily available with telephone<br>operator or with security. The plan addresses the basic response required<br>of staff per 18/ and provides for all of the fire safety plan<br>components per 18/<br> through,,,, through<br>,,,

  • K712 Fire Drills<br>Fire drills include the transmission of a fire alarm signal and simulation of<br>emergency fire conditions. Fire drills are held at expected and unexpected<br>times under varying conditions, at least quarterly on each shift. The staff is<br>familiar with procedures and is aware that drills are part of established<br>routine. Where drills are conducted between 9:00 PM and 6:00 AM, a<br>coded announcement may be used instead of audible alarms.<br> through, through

  • K741 Smoking Regulations<br>Smoking regulations shall be adopted and shall include not less than the<br>following provisions:<br>(1) Smoking shall be prohibited in any room, ward, or compartment where<br>flammable liquids, combustible gases, or oxygen is used or stored and<br>in any other hazardous location, and such area shall be posted with<br>signs that read NO SMOKING or shall be posted with the international<br>symbol for no smoking.<br>(2) In health care occupancies where smoking is prohibited and signs are<br>prominently placed at all major entrances, secondary signs with<br>language that prohibits smoking shall not be required.<br>(3) Smoking by patients classified as not responsible shall be prohibited.<br>(4) The requirement of 18.7.4(3) shall not apply where the patient is under<br>direct supervision.<br>(5) Ashtrays of noncombustible material and safe design shall be provided<br>in all areas where smoking is permitted.<br>(6) Metal containers with self-closing cover devices into which ashtrays can<br>be emptied shall be readily available to all areas where smoking is<br>permitted.<br>18.7.4, 19.7.4

  • K751 Draperies, Curtains, and Loosely Hanging Fabrics<br>Draperies, curtains including cubicle curtains and loosely hanging fabric or<br>films shall be in accordance with 10.3.1. Excluding curtains and draperies:<br>at showers and baths; on windows in patient sleeping room located in<br>sprinklered compartments; and in non-patient sleeping rooms in sprinklered<br>compartments where individual drapery or curtain panels do not exceed 48<br>square feet or total area does not exceed 20 percent of the wall.<br>,,,, 10.3.1 <br>

  • K752 Upholstered Furniture and Mattresses<br>Newly introduced upholstered furniture meets Class I or char length, and<br>heat release criteria in accordance with and 10.3.3, unless the<br>building is fully sprinklered.<br>Newly introduced mattresses shall meet char length and heat release<br>criteria in accordance with and 10.3.4, unless the building is fully<br>sprinklered.<br>Upholstered furniture and mattresses belonging to nursing home<br>residents do not have to meet these requirements as all nursing homes<br>are required to be fully sprinklered.<br>Newly introduced upholstered furniture and mattresses means purchased<br>on or after the LSC final rule effective date.<br>,,,

  • K753 Combustible Decorations<br>Combustible decorations shall be prohibited unless one of the following is met:<br>• Flame retardant or treated with approved fire-retardant coating that is<br>listed and labeled for product.<br>• Decorations meet NFPA 701.<br>• Decorations exhibit heat release less than 100 kilowatts in accordance<br>with NFPA 289.<br>• Decorations, such as photographs, paintings and other art are attached<br>to the walls, ceilings and non-fire-rated doors in accordance with<br> or<br>• The decorations in existing occupancies are in such limited quantities<br>that a hazard of fire development or spread is not present.<br>,

  • K761 Maintenance, Inspection & Testing - Doors<br>Fire doors assemblies are inspected and tested annually in accordance<br>with NFPA 80 Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives.<br>Fire doors that are not located in required fire barriers, including corridor<br>doors to patient rooms and smoke barrier doors, are routinely inspected as<br>part of the facility maintenance program.<br>Individuals performing the door inspection and testing have an<br>understanding of the operating components of the doors. Written records of<br>inspection and testing are maintained and are available for review.<br>18.7.6, 19.7.6, (LSC), 5.2, 5.2.3 (NFPA 80)

  • K754 Soiled Linen and Trash Containers<br>Soiled linen or trash collection receptacles shall not exceed 32 gallons in<br>capacity. The average density of container capacity in a room or space<br>shall not exceed 0.5 gallons/square feet. A total container capacity of 32<br>gallons shall not be exceeded within any 64 square feet area. Mobile soiled<br>linen or trash collection receptacles with capacities greater than 32 gallons<br>shall be located in a room protected as a hazardous area when not<br>attended.<br>Containers used solely for recycling are permitted to be excluded from the<br>above requirements where each container is ≤ 96 gal. unless attended, and<br>containers for combustibles are labeled and listed as meeting FM Approval<br>Standard 6921 or equivalent.<br>, <br>

  • K771 Engineer Smoke Control Systems<br>2012 NEW<br>When installed, engineered smoke control systems are tested in<br>accordance with NFPA 92, Standard for Smoke Control Systems. Test<br>documentation is maintained on the premises.<br>18.7.7 <br>

  • K781 Portable Space Heaters<br>Portable space heating devices shall be prohibited in all health care<br>occupancies. Unless used in nonsleeping staff and employee areas where<br>the heating elements do not exceed 212 degrees Fahrenheit (100 degrees<br>Celsius).<br>18.7.8, 19.7.8

  • K791 Construction, Repair, and Improvement Operations<br>Construction, repair, and improvement operations shall comply with 4.6.10.<br>Any means of egress in any area undergoing construction, repair, or<br>improvements shall be inspected daily to ensure its ability to be used<br>instantly in case of emergency and compliance with NFPA 241.<br>18.7.9, 19.7.9, 4.6.10,



  • K900 Health Care Facilities Code - Other<br>List in the REMARKS section any NFPA 99 requirements (excluding<br>Chapter 7, 8, 12, and 13) that are not addressed by the provided K-Tags,<br>but are deficient. This information, along with the applicable Health Care<br>Facilities Code or NFPA standard citation, should be included on Form<br>CMS-2567.

  • K901 Fundamentals – Building System Categories<br>Building systems are designed to meet Category 1 through 4 requirements<br>as detailed in NFPA 99. Categories are determined by a formal and<br>documented risk assessment procedure performed by qualified personnel.<br>Chapter 4 (NFPA 99)

  • K902 Gas and Vacuum Piped Systems – Other<br>List in the REMARKS section any NFPA 99 Chapter 5 Gas and Vacuum<br>Systems requirements that are not addressed by the provided K-Tags, but<br>are deficient. This information, along with the applicable Life Safety Code or<br>NFPA standard citation, should be included on Form CMS-2567.<br>Chapter 5 (NFPA 99)

  • K903 Gas and Vacuum Piped Systems – Categories<br>Medical gas, medical air, surgical vacuum, WAGD, and air supply systems<br>are designated:<br>☐ Category 1. Systems in which failure is likely to cause major injury or death.<br>☐ Category 2. Systems in which failure is likely to cause minor injury.<br>☐ Category 3. Systems in which failure is not likely to cause injury, but can<br>cause discomfort<br><br>Deep sedation and general anesthesia are not to be administered using a<br>Category 3 medical gas system.<br>, 5.2.1,, (NFPA 99)

  • K904 Gas and Vacuum Piped Systems – Warning Systems<br>All master, area, and local alarm systems used for medical gas and vacuum<br>systems comply with appropriate Category warning system requirements,<br>as applicable.<br>5.1.9, 5.2.9, (NFPA 99)

  • K905 Gas and Vacuum Piped Systems – Central Supply System<br>Identification and Labeling<br>Containers, cylinders and tanks are designed, fabricated, tested, and<br>marked in accordance with through Locations<br>containing only oxygen or medical air have doors labeled with "Medical<br>Gases, NO Smoking or Open Flame". Locations containing other gases<br>have doors labeled "Positive Pressure Gases, NO Smoking or Open Flame,<br>Room May Have Insufficient Oxygen, Open Door and Allow Room to<br>Ventilate Before Opening.”<br>,, 5.3.10 (NFPA 99)

  • K906 Gas and Vacuum Piped Systems – Central Supply System Operations<br>Adaptors or conversion fittings are prohibited. Cylinders are handled in<br>accordance with 11.6.2. Only cylinders, reusable shipping containers, and<br>their accessories are stored in rooms containing central supply systems or<br>cylinders. No flammable materials are stored with cylinders. Cryogenic<br>liquid storage units intended to supply the facility are not used to transfill.<br>Cylinders are kept away from sources of heat. Valve protection caps are<br>secured in place, if supplied, unless cylinder is in use. Cylinders are not<br>stored in tightly closed spaces. Cylinders in use and storage are prevented<br>from exceeding 130°F, and nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide cylinders are<br>prevented from reaching temperatures lower than manufacture<br>recommendations or 20°F. Full or empty cylinders, when not connected, are<br>stored in locations complying with through, and are not<br>stored in enclosures containing motor-driven machinery, unless for<br>instrument air reserve headers.<br>,,,,,,,<br>,,, (NFPA 99)

  • K907 Gas and Vacuum Piped Systems – Maintenance Program<br>Medical gas, vacuum, WAGD, or support gas systems have documented<br>maintenance programs. The program includes an inventory of all source<br>systems, control valves, alarms, manufactured assemblies, and outlets.<br>Inspection and maintenance schedules are established through risk<br>assessment considering manufacturer recommendations. Inspection<br>procedures and testing methods are established through risk assessment.<br>Persons maintaining systems are qualified as demonstrated by training and<br>certification or credentialing to the requirements of AASE 6030 or 6040.<br>,, 5.1.15, 5.2.14, (NFPA 99)

  • K908 Gas and Vacuum Piped Systems – Inspection and Testing Operations<br>The gas and vacuum systems are inspected and tested as part of a<br>maintenance program and include the required elements. Records of the<br>inspections and testing are maintained as required.<br>, B.5.2, 5.2.13, 5.3.13, (NFPA 99) <br>

  • K909 Gas and Vacuum Piped Systems – Information and Warning Signs<br>Piping is labeled by stencil or adhesive markers identifying the gas or<br>vacuum system, including the name of system or chemical symbol, color<br>code (Table 5.1.11), and operating pressure if other than standard. Labels<br>are at intervals not more than 20 feet, are in every room, at both sides of<br>wall penetrations, and on every story traversed by riser. Piping is not<br>painted. Shutoff valves are identified with the name or chemical symbol of<br>the gas or vacuum system, room or area served, and caution to not use the<br>valve except in emergency.<br>,,, 5.2.11,, 5.3.11 (NFPA 99)

  • K910 Gas and Vacuum Piped Systems – Modifications<br>Whenever modifications are made that breach the pipeline, any necessary<br>installer and verification test specified in 5.1.2 is conducted on the<br>downstream portion of the medical gas piping system. Permanent records<br>of all tests required by system verification tests are maintained.<br>,, 5.2.13, (NFPA 99)

  • K911 Electrical Systems – Other<br>List in the REMARKS section any NFPA 99 Chapter 6 Electrical Systems<br>requirements that are not addressed by the provided K-Tags, but are<br>deficient. This information, along with the applicable Life Safety Code or<br>NFPA standard citation, should be included on Form CMS-2567.<br>Chapter 6 (NFPA 99)

  • K912 Electrical Systems – Receptacles<br>Power receptacles have at least one, separate, highly dependable<br>grounding pole capable of maintaining low-contact resistance with its<br>mating plug. In pediatric locations, receptacles in patient rooms,<br>bathrooms, play rooms, and activity rooms, other than nurseries, are listed<br>tamper-resistant or employ a listed cover.<br>If used in patient care room, ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) are<br>listed.<br> (F), (NFPA 99)

  • K913 Electrical Systems – Wet Procedure Locations<br>Operating rooms are considered wet procedure locations, unless otherwise<br>determined by a risk assessment conducted by the facility governing body.<br>Operating rooms defined as wet locations are protected by either isolated<br>power or ground-fault circuit interrupters. A written record of the risk<br>assessment is maintained and available for inspection.<br>,,

  • K914 Electrical Systems – Maintenance and Testing<br>Hospital-grade receptacles at patient bed locations and where deep<br>sedation or general anesthesia is administered, are tested after initial<br>installation, replacement or servicing. Additional testing is performed at<br>intervals defined by documented performance data. Receptacles not listed<br>as hospital-grade at these locations are tested at intervals not exceeding 12<br>months. Line isolation monitors (LIM), if installed, are tested at intervals of<br>≤ 1 month by actuating the LIM test switch per, which activates<br>both visual and audible alarm. For LIM circuits with automated self-testing,<br>this manual test is performed at intervals ≤ 12 months. LIM circuits are<br>tested per after any repair or renovation to the electric distribution<br>system. Records are maintained of required tests and associated repairs or<br>modifications, containing date, room or area tested, and results.<br>6.3.4 (NFPA 99)

  • K915 Electrical Systems – Essential Electric System Categories<br>☐ Critical care rooms (Category 1) in which electrical system failure is likely<br>to cause major injury or death of patients, including all rooms where electric<br>life support equipment is required, are served by a Type 1 EES.<br>☐ General care rooms (Category 2) in which electrical system failure is<br>likely to cause minor injury to patients (Category 2) are served by a Type 1<br>or Type 2 EES.<br>☐ Basic care rooms (Category 3) in which electrical system failure is not<br>likely to cause injury to patients and rooms other than patient care rooms<br>are not required to be served by an EES. Type 3 EES life safety branch has<br>an alternate source of power that will be effective for 1 1/2 hours.<br>3.3.138,,, (NFPA 99), TIA 12-3

  • K916 Electrical Systems – Essential Electric System Alarm Annunciator<br>A remote annunciator that is storage battery powered is provided to operate<br>outside of the generating room in a location readily observed by operating<br>personnel. The annunciator is hard-wired to indicate alarm conditions of<br>the emergency power source. A centralized computer system (e.g.,<br>building information system) is not to be substituted for the alarm<br>annunciator.<br>, (NFPA 99)

  • K917 Electrical Systems – Essential Electric System Receptacles<br>Electrical receptacles or cover plates supplied from the life safety and<br>critical branches have a distinctive color or marking.<br>,, (NFPA 99)

  • K918 Electrical Systems – Essential Electric System Maintenance and<br>Testing<br>The generator or other alternate power source and associated equipment is<br>capable of supplying service within 10 seconds. If the 10-second criterion is<br>not met during the monthly test, a process shall be provided to annually<br>confirm this capability for the life safety and critical branches. Maintenance<br>and testing of the generator and transfer switches are performed in<br>accordance with NFPA 110.<br>Generator sets are inspected weekly, exercised under load 30 minutes 12<br>times a year in 20-40 day intervals, and exercised once every 36 months for<br>4 continuous hours. Scheduled test under load conditions include a<br>complete simulated cold start and automatic or manual transfer of all EES<br>loads, and are conducted by competent personnel. Maintenance and<br>testing of stored energy power sources (Type 3 EES) are in accordance<br>with NFPA 111. Main and feeder circuit breakers are inspected annually,<br>and a program for periodically exercising the components is established<br>according to manufacturer requirements. Written records of maintenance<br>and testing are maintained and readily available. EES electrical panels and<br>circuits are marked, readily identifiable, and separate from normal power<br>circuits. Minimizing the possibility of damage of the emergency power<br>source is a design consideration for new installations.<br>6.4.4, 6.5.4, 6.6.4 (NFPA 99), NFPA 110, NFPA 111, 700.10 (NFPA 70)

  • K919 Electrical Equipment – Other<br>List in the REMARKS section any NFPA 99 Chapter 10, Electrical<br>Equipment, requirements that are not addressed by the provided K-Tags,<br>but are deficient. This information, along with the applicable Life Safety<br>Code or NFPA standard citation, should be included on Form CMS-2567.<br>Chapter 10 (NFPA 99)

  • K920 Electrical Equipment – Power Cords and Extension Cords<br>Power strips in a patient care vicinity are only used for components of<br>movable patient-care-related electrical equipment (PCREE) assembles that<br>have been assembled by qualified personnel and meet the conditions of<br> Power strips in the patient care vicinity may not be used for nonPCREE (e.g., personal electronics), except in long-term care resident<br>rooms that do not use PCREE. Power strips for PCREE meet UL 1363A or<br>UL 60601-1. Power strips for non-PCREE in the patient care rooms<br>(outside of vicinity) meet UL 1363. In non-patient care rooms, power strips<br>meet other UL standards. All power strips are used with general<br>precautions. Extension cords are not used as a substitute for fixed wiring of<br>a structure. Extension cords used temporarily are removed immediately<br>upon completion of the purpose for which it was installed and meets the<br>conditions of 10.2.4.<br> (NFPA 99), 10.2.4 (NFPA 99), 400-8 (NFPA 70), 590.3(D) (NFPA<br>70), TIA 12-5

  • K921 Electrical Equipment – Testing and Maintenance Requirements<br>The physical integrity, resistance, leakage current, and touch current tests<br>for fixed and portable patient-care related electrical equipment (PCREE) is<br>performed as required in 10.3. Testing intervals are established with<br>policies and protocols. All PCREE used in patient care rooms is tested in<br>accordance with or 10.3.6 before being put into service and after<br>any repair or modification. Any system consisting of several electrical<br>appliances demonstrates compliance with NFPA 99 as a complete system.<br>Service manuals, instructions, and procedures provided by the<br>manufacturer include information as required by and are<br>considered in the development of a program for electrical equipment<br>maintenance. Electrical equipment instructions and maintenance manuals<br>are readily available, and safety labels and condensed operating<br>instructions on the appliance are legible. A record of electrical equipment<br>tests, repairs, and modifications is maintained for a period of time to<br>demonstrate compliance in accordance with the facility's policy. Personnel<br>responsible for the testing, maintenance and use of electrical appliances<br>receive continuing training.<br>10.3,,,, 10.5.3, 10.5.6, 10.5.8

  • K922 Gas Equipment – Other<br>List in the REMARKS section any NFPA 99 Chapter 11 Gas Equipment<br>requirements that are not addressed by the provided K-Tags, but are<br>deficient. This information, along with the applicable Life Safety Code or<br>NFPA standard citation, should be included on Form CMS-2567.<br>Chapter 11 (NFPA 99)

  • K923 Gas Equipment – Cylinder and Container Storage<br>≥ 3,000 cubic feet<br>Storage locations are designed, constructed, and ventilated in accordance<br>with and<br>> 300 but <3,000 cubic feet<br>Storage locations are outdoors in an enclosure or within an enclosed<br>interior space of non- or limited- combustible construction, with door (or<br>gates outdoors) that can be secured. Oxidizing gases are not stored with<br>flammables, and are separated from combustibles by 20 feet (5 feet if<br>sprinklered) or enclosed in a cabinet of noncombustible construction having<br>a minimum 1/2 hr. fire protection rating.<br>≤ 300 cubic feet<br>In a single smoke compartment, individual cylinders available for immediate<br>use in patient care areas with an aggregate volume of ≤ 300 cubic feet are<br>not required to be stored in an enclosure. Cylinders must be handled with<br>precautions as specified in 11.6.2.<br>A precautionary sign readable from 5 feet is on each door or gate of a<br>cylinder storage room, where the sign includes the wording as a minimum<br>"CAUTION: OXIDIZING GAS(ES) STORED WITHIN NO SMOKING".<br>Storage is planned so cylinders are used in order of which they are<br>received from the supplier. Empty cylinders are segregated from full<br>cylinders. When facility employs cylinders with integral pressure gauge, a<br>threshold pressure considered empty is established. Empty cylinders are<br>marked to avoid confusion. Cylinders stored in the open are protected from<br>weather.<br>11.3.1, 11.3.2, 11.3.3, 11.3.4, 11.6.5 (NFPA 99)

  • K924 Gas Equipment – Testing and Maintenance Requirements<br>Anesthesia apparatus are tested at the final path to patient after any<br>adjustment, modification or repair. Before the apparatus is returned to<br>service, each connection is checked to verify proper gas and an oxygen<br>analyzer is used to verify oxygen concentration. Defective equipment is<br>immediately removed from service. Areas designated for servicing of<br>oxygen equipment are clean and free of oil, grease, or other flammables.<br>Manufacturer service manuals are used to maintain equipment and a<br>scheduled maintenance program is followed.<br>,,, (NFPA 99)

  • K925 Gas Equipment – Respiratory Therapy Sources of Ignition<br>Smoking materials are removed from patients receiving respiratory therapy.<br>When a nasal cannula is delivering oxygen outside of a patient’s room, no<br>sources of ignition are within in the site of intentional expulsion (1-foot).<br>When other oxygen deliver equipment is used or oxygen is delivered inside<br>a patient’s room, no sources of ignition are within the area are of<br>administration (15-feet). Solid fuel-burning appliances is not in the area of<br>administration. Nonmedical appliances with hot surfaces or sparking<br>mechanisms are not within oxygen-delivery equipment or site of intentional<br>expulsion.<br>, TIA 12-6 (NFPA 99)

  • K926 Gas Equipment – Qualifications and Training of Personnel<br>Personnel concerned with the application, maintenance and handling of<br>medical gases and cylinders are trained on the risk. Facilities provide<br>continuing education, including safety guidelines and usage requirements.<br>Equipment is serviced only by personnel trained in the maintenance and<br>operation of equipment.<br> (NFPA 99)

  • K927 Gas Equipment – Transfilling Cylinders<br>Transfilling of oxygen from one cylinder to another is in accordance with<br>CGA P-2.5, Transfilling of High Pressure Gaseous Oxygen Used for<br>Respiration. Transfilling of any gas from one cylinder to another is<br>prohibited in patient care rooms. Transfilling to liquid oxygen containers or<br>to portable containers over 50 psi comply with conditions under<br>(NFPA 99). Transfilling to liquid oxygen containers or to portable containers<br>under 50 psi comply with conditions under (NFPA 99).<br> (NFPA 99)

  • K928 Gas Equipment – Labeling Equipment and Cylinders<br>Equipment listed for use in oxygen-enriched atmospheres are so labeled.<br>Oxygen metering equipment and pressure reducing regulators are labeled<br>"OXYGEN-USE NO OIL". Flowmeters, pressure reducing regulators, and<br>oxygen-dispensing apparatus are clearly and permanently labeled<br>designating the gases for which they are intended. Oxygen-metering<br>equipment, pressure reducing regulators, humidifiers, and nebulizers are<br>labeled with name of manufacturer or supplier. Cylinders and containers<br>are labeled in accordance with CGA C-7. Color coding is not utilized as the<br>primary method of determining cylinder or container contents. All labeling is<br>durable and withstands cleaning or disinfecting.<br> (NFPA 99)

  • K929 Gas Equipment – Precautions for Handling Oxygen Cylinders and<br>Manifolds<br>Handling of oxygen cylinders and manifolds is based on CGA G-4, Oxygen.<br>Oxygen cylinders, containers, and associated equipment are protected from<br>contact with oil and grease, from contamination, protected from damage,<br>and handled with care in accordance with precautions provided under<br> through (NFPA 99).<br>11.6.2 (NFPA 99)

  • K930 Gas Equipment – Liquid Oxygen Equipment<br>The storage and use of liquid oxygen in base reservoir containers and<br>portable containers comply with sections 11.7.2 through 11.7.4 (NFPA 99).<br>11.7 (NFPA 99)

  • K931 Hyperbaric Facilities<br>All occupancies containing hyperbaric facilities comply with construction,<br>equipment, administration, and maintenance requirements of NFPA 99.<br>Chapter 14 (NFPA 99

  • K932 Features of Fire Protection – Other<br>List in the REMARKS section any NFPA 99 Chapter 15 Features of Fire<br>Protection requirements that are not addressed by the provided K-Tags, but<br>are deficient. This information, along with the applicable Life Safety Code or<br>NFPA standard citation, should be included on Form CMS-2567.<br>Chapter 15 (NFPA 99)

  • K933 Features of Fire Protection – Fire Loss Prevention in Operating Rooms<br>Periodic evaluations are made of hazards that could be encountered during<br>surgical procedures, and fire prevention procedures are established. When<br>flammable germicides or antiseptics are employed during surgeries utilizing<br>electrosurgery, cautery or lasers:<br> packaging is non-flammable.<br> applicators are in unit doses.<br> Preoperative "time-out" is conducted prior the initiation of any surgical<br>procedure to verify:<br>o application site is dry prior to draping and use of surgical<br>equipment.<br>o pooling of solution has not occurred or has been corrected.<br>o solution-soaked materials have been removed from the OR prior to<br>draping and use of surgical devices.<br>o policies and procedures are established outlining safety precautions<br>related to the use of flammable germicide or antiseptic use.<br>Procedures are established for operating room emergencies including<br>alarm activation, evacuation, equipment shutdown, and control operations.<br>Emergency procedures include the control of chemical spills, and<br>extinguishment of drapery, clothing and equipment fires. Training is<br>provided to new OR personnel (including surgeons), continuing education is<br>provided, incidents are reviewed monthly, and procedures are reviewed<br>annually.<br>15.13 (NFPA 99)


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