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Annual Life Safety Code Update:Hot Topics for Skilled Nursing Facilities

Jun 21, 2017 08:30am -
Jun 21, 2017 12:00pm

Event Description


Annual Life Safety Code Update:
Topics for Skilled Nursing Facilities


Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Royal Plaza Best Western, Marlborough

8:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.

(Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. )


Almost one year after the CMS adoption of the 2012 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, several challenges impacting skilled nursing facilities have been identified.  These challenges include the requirement that skilled nursing facilities conduct a risk assessment of their critical systems to determine what sections of the code apply to their facility based on the levels of identified risk. Essentially, an assessment is required to determine the impact that the loss of a particular utility or system will have on Life Safety conditions within your facility.  Additional challenges facing skilled nursing facilities include the requirement for annual fire door inspections, changes in the Fire Safety Evaluation System (FSES) and electrical and receptacle testing and patient care related equipment.  This workshop will review all of these areas and provide skilled nursing facilities with information and/or strategies to meet these challenges.


At the conclusion of this seminar, participants will:

  • Understand the risk assessment process to identify levels of risk in their facility;
  • Understand the annual fire door inspection requirement; and
  • Understand the changes to the Fire Safety Evaluation System.

Target Audiences:  Administrators, DONs, facilities managers and maintenance personnel


John Clark, Safety Engineer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Nick Gabriele, CFPS, Vice President, Russell Phillips & Associates


Joanne Murphy, Supervisor, Life Safety Code Unit, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Division of Health Care Facility Licensure and Certification


Robert Solomon, PE Division Manager, National Fire Protection Association


CEUs – 3.5

The Massachusetts Senior Care Association has qualified for “deemed status #NH-09015-007” from the Board of Registration of Nursing Home Administrators for Administrators.  This program also meets continuing education requirements for Nurses in Massachusetts. All will receive certificate of attendance.



$80 per person for Mass Senior Care Members

$130 per person for Non-Members
*Registration Fee must be paid prior to attending.


Cancellation Policy:

Mass Senior Care must be notified no later than 24 hours prior to the seminar start time for a credit of equal amount to be issued to your Mass Senior Care account.   Refunds will not be given and “No Show” attendees will be billed at the full registration fee.

Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel

181 Boston Post Road West

Marlborough, MA 01752



Directions: Take exit 24B off of Interstate 495. Hotel is one mile on the right. 



Event Type:Education
Early registration ends on May 01, 2017.
Regular registration starts on May 02, 2017 and ends on Jun 29, 2017.
Late registration starts on Jun 30, 2017.



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