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Tip of the week: Take this step when PFI funding is denied

Hospital Safety Insider, August 26, 2009

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Generally, The Joint Commission would prefer to see your plans for improvement (PFIs) funded when you enter them onto your electronic Statement of Conditions. But that doesn’t always happen.
 
If you have a PFI item for which funding has been turned down, annotate the specific PFI item in question, noting that funding has been denied for the project, said George Mills, senior engineer for The Joint Commission:
 
Don’t forget that all PFIs need to be assessed for interim life safety measures (ILSMs), and a denial of funding for a project may warrant a review of earlier ILSM decisions, he said.
 
Mills spoke at the American Society for Healthcare Engineering annual conference in August in Anaheim, CA.



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