Prepublication Standards – Revisions for Life Safety Standards LS.04.01.20 through LS.04.02.50 | Joint Commission
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Prepublication Standards – Revisions for Life Safety Standards LS.04.01.20 through LS.04.02.50

November 28, 2017
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The Joint Commission has revised additional standards (LS.04.01.20 – LS.04.02.50) of the Life Safety (LS) chapter applicable to residential behavioral health care facilities as part of the Behavioral Health Care accreditation program. In addition to those revisions previously announced in Perspectives (see the November 2016 issue, page 7; the April 2017 issue, page 18; and the December 2017 issue, page x), further revisions were necessary in the update of the LS standards to the 2012 edition of the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 101 Life Safety Code.®

Specifically, these revisions relate to moving to NFPA 101-2012, Chapter 32 (New Residential Board and Care) and Chapter 33 (Existing Residential Board and Care). These standards were previously aligned with NFPA 101-2000, Chapter 26 (Lodging or rooming), Chapter 28 (New Hotel and Dormitory), and Chapter 29 (Existing Hotel and Dormitory). The edits to these standards are not substantive and primarily entail updating the NFPA chapter references used in the elements of performance (i.e., Chapters 32.2 and 33.2 address small units housing 16 people or less/Chapters 32.3 and 33.3 address large units housing 17 people or more) and making greater discernment between requirements for existing and new buildings and small and large organizations.

 

Prepublication Standards - Effective July 1, 2018

 
 
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