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HLSC Decade review: 2010--2019

Healthcare Life Safety Compliance, December 26, 2019

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As you know, there are only a few weeks left before the end of 2019 and the start of a new decade. For this December edition, we asked Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, and Paul Dzurinda, CFPS, CHSP, director of life safety and quality at RPA, and Alex Zivnuska, PE, CHFM, project manager at Code Consultants to take a look back at 2010 through 2019 and talk about what’s in store for life safety and hospital safety in the next 10 years.

2010–2019

Q: What were some of the biggest changes (good or bad) in clinical and lab safety the past decade? Why were they important?

Dzurinda: The 2012 Life Safety Code® (LSC) was adopted by CMS and the accreditation organizations (AO) in July 2016. Overall, this edition of LSC brings about many positive changes for healthcare facilities (increased suite sizes, egress from suites, certain items allowed in corridors, etc.).

Keyes: While many people may say that the change from the 2000 edition of the LSC to the 2012

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