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Standards FAQ

ILSM - Policy Timeframes

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In terms of correcting a Life Safety Code deficiency, what is the definition of "immediate?"

02/22/2018
Standards FAQ

Credentialing and Privileging - Peer References

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Who can provide a peer reference for independent or non-independent practitioners such as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and psychologists, midwives, and social workers when there is no other similar practitioner on staff?  

02/22/2018
Standards FAQ

Evacuation Maps - Posting Requirements

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Are evacuation maps required to be posted in health care organizations?

02/22/2018
Standards FAQ

Means of Egress - Computers on Wheels

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How long can computers on wheels be in corridors? Are they allowed to charge in the corridors?

02/22/2018
Standards FAQ

Sprinklers - 18-inch Rule

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What is the basic premise behind the "18-inch rule for fire sprinkler head clearance"?

02/22/2018
Standards FAQ

Smoke Barrier Wall - Penetrations

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What are the requirements for penetrations in smoke barrier walls?

02/22/2018
Standards FAQ

Storage - Use of Wooden and Plastic Pallets

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Please clarify The Joint Commission’s position on the use wooden pallets for storage.

02/22/2018
Standards FAQ

Dampers - Requirements

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What are the requirements for the installation of fire and smoke dampers?

02/22/2018
Standards FAQ

Smoke alarms - Physician/Staff Sleeping Rooms

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What is the requirement for smoke alarms in non-patient sleeping rooms?

02/22/2018
Standards FAQ

Life Safety Floor Plan Content - General Requirements

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What are Life Safety floor plans, why are they significant, and what is the required content?

02/22/2018
Standards FAQ

ILSM - Temporary Construction Barriers

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Do plastic sheets constitute acceptable temporary barriers in and around construction areas?

02/22/2018
Standards FAQ

Testing Requirements - Business Occupancy / Lease Facility

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What are the fire safety system testing requirements in business and leased facilities?

02/22/2018
Standards FAQ

Polyurethane Expandable Foam - Use Of

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Is it acceptable to use fire rated polyurethane expandable foam?

02/22/2018
Standards FAQ

Inspection Reports - Fire Safety Format

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What is the required format for fire safety system inspection reports?

02/22/2018
Standards FAQ

Fire Sprinkler System - "Fully Sprinklered"

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What constitutes a facility being considered "fully sprinklered?"

02/22/2018
Standards FAQ

Fire Rated Assemblies - Vision Panels

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What is the requirement for proper fire rated vision panels?

02/22/2018
Standards FAQ

Fire Rated Assemblies - Compliance

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What is considered an assembly within a fire rated door system?

Related Items: ls.03.01.10 , ls.02.01.10

02/22/2018
Standards FAQ

Fire Watch - Cameras Instead of Personnel

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Can a fire watch be established solely with cameras?

02/22/2018
Standards FAQ

Life Safety Code Inspections - Fire Safety Inspections

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Are building fire safety or Fire Marshall inspections an annual requirement?

02/22/2018
Standards FAQ

Fire Extinguishers - Inspection Intervals

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What is the requirement for fire extinguisher inspection intervals?

02/22/2018
Standards FAQ

Notification/Fire Watch - Unplanned Outage

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When does the fire watch start and end for an impairment of a fire safety system?

Related Items: ls.01.02.01

02/22/2018
Standards FAQ

Fire Watch Requirements - Fire Alarm/Sprinkler Testing

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Are "fire watches" required for all instances in which portions of fire protection system is deficient?

Related Items: notification , ls.01.02.01 , ahj

02/22/2018
Standards FAQ

Utility Systems - High Risk - Reliable Generator - Weekly Inspection

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What is The Joint Commission standard for performing weekly maintenance on generators?

Related Items: ec.02.05.05

02/22/2018
Standards FAQ

Operating Room - Temperature

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Can temperatures be outside of established range in operating rooms?

Related Items: ec.02.05.01

02/22/2018
Standards FAQ

Temperature and relative humidity requirements - Controlling Authority

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What are compliance requirements for ventilation, temperature and relative humidity?

Related Items: ec.02.06.01

02/22/2018