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IDPH Process & Policy

Jody Gudgel & Henry Kowalenko

This session provided a detailed description of the IDPH process and how it is used for healthcare facilities.  The discussion included updates and required policies that impact inspections and projects.


NFPA 99: New Risk Based Approach

Jonathan Flannery

The 2012 edition of NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code has a very new and unique method of application. NFPA 99 may be the first truly risk based code used in healthcare facilities. We are very used to prescriptive codes that dictate requirements that are applied to design and operational requirements. The new Health Care Facilities Code will give ultimate flexibility to facilities as the establish an appropriate level of requirements directly related to the risk to the patients, staff and visitors.  Jonathan reviewed the methodology behind the monumental change and preview tools provided for ASHE members to make appropriate risk assessments using the new Code.


Confused about testing & compliance Requirements?

Wayne presented on a wide array of topics to help clear confusion with regards to testing and compliance requirements. He touched on the TJC Environment of Care / Life Safety Checklist, as well as Life Safety drawing requirements and ISLM (ALSM) assessment and measure specifics. Fire response plan, fire drill documentation, and fire alarm / fire suppression system testing were all discussed. From medical gas and vacuum systems to Legionella and GFCI testing, he provided plenty of useful knowledge!