Monday, February 4, 2013
CMS Advance Guidance on F441 – Infection Control
CMS is clarifying and revising guidance to surveyors in Appendix PP of the State Operations Manual (SOM) regarding citations under F441 related to 42 CFR §483.65(c). The memo addresses laundry detergents with and without antimicrobial claims, use of chlorine bleach rinses, water temperatures during the process of washing laundry, maintenance of laundry equipment and laundry items, and ozone laundry cleaning systems. The memo can be accessed in the Members Only section of the IHCA website.