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Some hospitals will get Joint Commission life safety specialists for three days

Hospital Safety Insider, May 27, 2009

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Particularly large healthcare facilities now face the possibility of hosting a life safety specialist for three days, according to The Joint Commission.
 
The specialists review Life Safety Code (LSC) compliance by conducting roof-to-basement building tours.
 
“For larger organizations, with inpatient space covering more than 1.5 million square ft., a third survey day by a single LSC specialist is considered,” Elizabeth Zhani, spokesperson for The Joint Commission, told HCPro.
 
Life safety specialists will continue to use the following schedule for smaller sites:
  • Two days for hospitals with 750,000 square ft. or more of inpatient area
  • One day for hospitals with less than 750,000 square ft. of inpatient area



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