Testing Requirements - Business Occupancy / Lease Facility

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

The Environment of Care chapter applies to all facilities where the organization's patients are seen or treated. This includes leased facilities and business occupancies where patients are seen or treated. In leased facilities, the lease agreement should include a requirement for the availability of documentation associated with all applicable elements of the EC chapter. There should also be a process for regular compliance reporting by the host organization to the leasing organization. Fire safety system maintenance requirements are found in EC.02.03.05. This standard does not require hospitals to have the types of fire safety equipment and building features described by the elements of performance, however if these types of equipment or features exist within the building, then maintenance, testing, and inspection is be conducted and documented.
Last updated on February 22, 2018
Manual: Ambulatory
Chapter: Environment of Care EC

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