It has long been the practice of CMS Surveys by deemed authorities such as an individual State Department of Health, The Joint Commission, DNV, etc. to enforce adherence to the Environment of Care and Life Safety code requirements for Nursing Homes and Long Term Care facilities, but what impact will the Covid-19 Pandemic have on those practices. High rates of Covid-19 of infection leading to loss of life in our elderly population have maintained a direct link back to these types of facilities. This connection will result in government regulators directing surveyors to hold Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Facilities to an even higher standard of accountability. Most likely that accountability will initially focus on patient care and infection control, but once a surveyor is onsite, they will begin to increase their focus around the EC and LS Code. 2021 will most likely be the year where enforcement standards will be increased in Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Facilities, accountability and adherence to the code requirements will become paramount.
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- The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)
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- 6 of the TOP 10 cited deficiencies are EC and LS.