Healthcare systems are continually challenged to properly assess their compliance with the Life Safety Code® (NFPA 101), understand the interpretations and exceptions to the Code, and maintain compliance through cost-effective measures. Partnering with RPA makes these complex requirements achievable, while bringing positive, reliable outcomes in the event of an emergency.
The Life Safety Code® Assessment (LSCA – formerly the Statement of Conditions or SOC) is completed to ensure that the building and its inherent fire protection features will protect the lives of patients and staff during a fire. This program will be evaluated based on the updated life safety requirements of The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the 2012 Edition of the Life Safety Code®. An RPA partnership will help you be prepared for life safety surveys by agencies working on behalf of CMS or accrediting agencies such as The Joint Commission, Det Norske Veritas (DNV), Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) and The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).
Through our representation on the NFPA 101® Technical Committee on Health Care Occupancies and NFPA Health Care Section Codes & Standards Committee, we are able to utilize our extensive knowledge of the Code, permitted exceptions, and interpretations to complete projects more accurately than anyone else in the industry.