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Safety Area Alarm Panel NFPA 99 Code 2012 Edition

  • Saturday, March 09, 2019 8:53 AM
    Message # 7207946
    Al Moon (Administrator)

    Public Safety Awareness Over Medical Gas & Medical / Surgical Area Alarm Panels.


    We need to educate everyone that Allied Healthcare Products

    ( Chemetron Area Medical Gas and Vacuum Alarm Panels )


    Does Not Meet NFPA 99 2012 Edition Code Section #5.1.9.3.5

    Area alarm panels for medical gas systems shall provide visual and audible indication in the event a mismatch occurs between the transducer(s) and its associated circuit board(s).


    NOTE:

    CMS Has Approved and Adopted the NFPA 99 for the 2012 Edition Starting July 01, 2016. ? What does you State A H J Require ?


    Chemetron management has indicated that this product (Impact Series Area Alarm Panel #74-15-xxx) does not meet NFPA 99 for the 2012 Edition. (i.e. no visual and audible indication in the event a mismatch occurs between the transducer(s) and its associated circuit board(s).


  • Saturday, March 09, 2019 10:01 AM
    Reply # 7208013 on 7207946
    Al Moon (Administrator)

    May 4, 2016: CMS requires health care facilities to meet requirements of 2012 editions of NFPA 101® and NFPA 99
    The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Fire Safety Requirements for Certain Health Care Facilities that requires health care facilities to migrate from using the 2000 edition of NFPA 101, Life Safety Code to the 2012 edition, and mandates compliance with provisions of the 2012 edition of NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code. Since 1970, hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory surgical centers and related facilities have needed to demonstrate that their fire and life safety programs satisfied different editions of NFPA 101 in order to meet the requirements of the Conditions of Participation (COP), as defined by CMS. Health care providers that participate in federal reimbursement programs are required to meet the COP expectations. Health care facilities are expected to update and comply with the 2012 editions of NFPA 101 and NFPA 99 by July 5, 2016. CMS notice on transition dates for enforcement of NFPA 101 and NFPA 99.

  • Monday, March 11, 2019 8:06 AM
    Reply # 7210101 on 7207946
    Al Moon wrote:

    Public Safety Awareness Over Medical Gas & Medical / Surgical Area Alarm Panels.


    We need to educate everyone that Allied Healthcare Products

    ( Chemetron Area Medical Gas and Vacuum Alarm Panels )


    Does Not Meet NFPA 99 2012 Edition Code Section #5.1.9.3.5

    Area alarm panels for medical gas systems shall provide visual and audible indication in the event a mismatch occurs between the transducer(s) and its associated circuit board(s).


    NOTE:

    CMS Has Approved and Adopted the NFPA 99 for the 2012 Edition Starting July 01, 2016. ? What does you State A H J Require ?


    Chemetron management has indicated that this product (Impact Series Area Alarm Panel #74-15-xxx) does not meet NFPA 99 for the 2012 Edition. (i.e. no visual and audible indication in the event a mismatch occurs between the transducer(s) and its associated circuit board(s).


    Thanks Al, very important information! 

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