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Life Safety Code Update with DOH

Life Safety Code Update with DOH

Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2024

County Commissioners Association of PA
2789 Old Post Rd.
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Meeting: 11 a.m. - noon
Lunch: noon - 1 p.m.

Attendance: In-Person or Virtual

Meeting Information

Registration will open on November 15, 2023 

In-person attendance is limited to 50 people and include lunch.

One CEU will be available through NAB/Ncers for nursing home administrators. 
For those with a NAB/Ncers CE Registry account, your CEU will be uploaded to the registry within one-month post-meeting.


Meeting Summary

This presentation will be provided by Charlie Schlegel, Director of the Division of Safety Inspection, Pennsylvania Department of Health and will provide Nursing Home Administrators, nursing staff, maintenance/engineering staff and quality assurance staff key information to provide a safe nursing home environment that promotes high quality resident care and maintain compliance with state licensure and federal certification requirements.  

This includes:

  • Understand physical environment requirements within the recent and complete update to the state Long Term Care (LTC) Regulations;
  • Review the 2018 Edition of the Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) Guidelines for the Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities;
  • Recognize the necessity and process to inform the Pennsylvania Department of Health of new construction, renovations and alterations to LTC facilities;
  • Review and understand the federal Time-Limited Waiver process to provide additional time for correction of certain Life Safety Code deficiencies and avoid federal penalties;
  • Understand federal requirement changes for new construction, major renovations and newly certified resident rooms.