The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published updated fire safety requirements for hospitals, long-term care facilities, inpatient hospices, ambulatory surgical centers, and other health care facilities (http://go.cms.gov/1roRjAU). In regulatory changes designed to make long-term care facilities more home-like, the CMS will allow such facilities to place benches in hallways, allow residents to hang pictures in their rooms, and permit stoves in rooms that open into hallways.
Julie A. Jacob. CMS Updates Health Care Facility Fire Safety Regulations. JAMA. 2016;315(24):2655. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.7898
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