Safety

LSC is light on document mandates, but don't be lax

Healthcare Life Safety Compliance, September 1, 2009

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One of the biggest potential pitfalls of any life safety inspection of your facility is whether you have the required paperwork available for authorities.

Although silly in some respects, the old adage that “if it’s not documented, it didn’t happen” has practical ramifications if you aren’t able to prove in writing that you undertook a required action. Documentation also often reflects on your efforts to train staff members.

Thus, it may be surprising to note how few requirements the LSC has for written records.

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