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Please mute your line to reduce background noise Do not put us on hold if you have background music on your hold line. At the end of the presentation we will do regional updates. This session will be recorded and the slides will be distributed after the meeting.
The ASHE advocacy highway is a two-way street of communication between ASHE and chapter advocacy liaisons The goal of the advocacy highway is to support communication and improve advocacy efforts at the national, state and local level
Gives us the opportunity to share national issues at the local level Gives us the opportunity to share your local advocacy issues nationally
ASHE will keep chapter advocacy liaisons up-to- date about national advocacy efforts and issues affecting health care facilities ASHE will provide practical tools and resources to empower chapter advocacy liaisons
S&C 13-58 LSC issued August 30, 2013 Covers several “categorical waivers” Simplified process doesn’t require formal approval These waivers are effective immediately
Allows substitution of a centralized computer system for one Category 1 medical gas master alarm.
Permits existing openings in exit enclosures to mechanical equipment spaces if they are protected by fire-rated door assemblies.
Reduces the annual diesel-powered generator exercising requirement from two (2) continuous hours to one hour and 30 minutes.
Allows more than one delayed-egress lock in the egress path where the clinical needs require specialized security measures or when a patient requires specialized protective measures for safety.
(1) one of the required means of egress from sleeping and non-sleeping suites allowed to be through another suite (2) an increase in sleeping room suite size up to 10,000 ft2.
Reduction in the testing frequencies for sprinkler system vane-type and pressure switch type waterflow alarm devices to semiannual, and electric motor-driven pump assemblies to monthly.
Allows the increase in size of containers used solely for recycling clean waste or for patient records awaiting destruction outside of a hazardous storage area to be a maximum of 96- gallons
Covers Waivers Previously Listed in S&C12-21 Corridor width Fixed furniture and crash carts and movement aids allowed in the corridor Decorations Increases the amount of wall space that may be covered by combustible decorations Kitchens open to the corridor Fireplace provision
Document your desire and that you comply with the waiver provisions in your policy and procedures manual. Verbally announce that you are requesting the waivers at each entrance interview Check with your State Agency and verify the waivers will be accepted for licensing