CMS Fire Safety Information
CMS provided updated Fire Safety information for distribution to surveyors and providers. Please see the information here.
Note: Missouri’s state regulation for implementation of an approved fire watch in a SNF is more stringent than the federal regulations. Facility’s must comply with state requirements:
19 CSR 30-85.022(11) (E) requires: When a sprinkler system is to be out of service for more than four (4) hours in a twenty-four- (24-) hour period, the facility shall immediately notify the department and the local fire authority and implement an approved fire watch in accordance with NFPA 101, 2000 edition, until the sprinkler system has returned to full service. I/II