7. Environment (Physical Environment and Life Safety)

(Rev.56, Issued: 12-30-09, Effective/Implementation: 12-30-09)
§416.44 Condition for Coverage: Environment
The ASC must have a safe and sanitary environment, properly constructed, equipped, and maintained to protect the health and safety of patients.
Interpretive Guidelines: §416.44
The ASC must comply with requirements governing the construction and maintenance of a safe and sanitary physical plant, safety from fire, emergency equipment and emergency personnel.
Survey Procedures: §416.44
A surveyor trained in surveying for the applicable Life Safety Code standards must survey for compliance with the Safety from Fire Standard; the rest of the standards under this Condition are surveyed by Health surveyors.
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