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TJC announced recently that it is now including the 2012 version of the National Fire Protection Association’s 101 Life Safety Code in surveys, following the lead of CMS. The rule covers hospitals, critical access hospitals, inpatient hospices, long-term care facilities, intermediate care facilities, and ambulatory surgical centers.
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