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BBI is now required: time to measure your square footage

Healthcare Life Safety Compliance, September 1, 2019

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By A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com)

Get ready, folks: BBI is back!

Well, the requirement for Basic Building Information never really left—although at one point it was on life support as part of several changes that CMS in 2016 told The Joint Commission (TJC) to make.

You might remember that those changes included eliminating the open Plan for Improvement (PFI) that allowed hospitals longer than the CMS-required 60 days to fix a Life Safety (LS) issue as long as the problem was self-identified, there was a plan to implement the repair or renovation, and the plan was approved by TJC.

The PFI along with the BBI made up the Statement of Conditions™ (SOC).

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