Monday, December 2, 2013
CMS Memo Concerning Full Sprinklering of Nursing Centers
This is the latest CMS memo concerning full sprinklering of nursing facilities and includes actions that a nursing center may take to substantially lower exposure to fire risks while a sprinkler system is being installed. As well, there is additional information related to enforcement actions that may be taken when a nursing center has not met the required deadline for full sprinklering, and an update Question and Answer document about full sprinklering. Indiana required full sprinklering for nursing facilities prior to the Federal requirement, so this memo is mostly for your general information and awareness.