Safety

Your SOC submissions act as living documents

Healthcare Life Safety Compliance, September 1, 2009

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The Joint Commission created the Statement of Conditions (SOC) to help facility managers assess their buildings for compliance with the Life Safety Code® (LSC) and manage their life safety deficiencies.

It originated as a four-part paper document and was expected to be maintained at the hospital and reviewed by surveyors during a triennial survey.

However, these days hospitals enter their SOC information electronically onto a secure Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO) Web site. The e-SOC now contains only two sections: basic building information (BBI) and plan for improvement (PFI) list.

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