Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Fire Safety Requirements for Long Term Care Facilities, Automatic Sprinkler Systems
GAO-08-1106R: Aug 27, 2008
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) new rule on fire safety requirements for long term care facilities, automatic sprinkler systems. GAO found that (1) the final rule requires all long term care facilities to be equipped with sprinkler systems by August 31, 2013 and for those systems to be maintained once installed; and (2) CMS complied with the applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.