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Life Safety Code (LSC)

The Life Safety Code (LSC) is a set of standards governed and published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The LSC, also known as the NFPA-101, establishes the minimum requirements for new and existing buildings to protect occupants from fire, smoke and toxic fumes. CMS adopted the 2000 edition of the LSC to assist health care facilities with compliance issues commonly encountered during LSC surveys.

This page provides current information related to provider compliance with LSC requirements and includes links to applicable laws, regulations and compliance information.

Federal and State Requirements
Compliance Issues
Certified Facility LSC Incident Reporting

OIG-DHC Certified Facility LSC Incident Reporting Form (PDF)

CMS Guidance


Health Care Facility Variance Information

Health Care Facility Variance Request Form

902 KAR - Chapter 20 Health Services and Facilities provides facility specifications. (Note: Once hyperlink has been opened, you must scroll down to find Chapter 20 information)

906 KAR - Chapter 1 Office of the Inspector General


CMS Life Safety Code Waiver Request Information

CMS Fire Safety Survey Reports - A listing of LSC survey report forms and links to electronic copies.

Architect Program Review Fee Worksheet (PDF)

CO Detector Program - Application

CO Detector Alarm Response - Model Plan

Last Updated 1/10/2014