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Category Archives: Life Safety Code / Recalls

Citations at F Tag 454 – 42 CFR §483.70 Physical Environment, §483.70(a) Life Safety from Fire

View the CMS Memo S&C: 14-03-NH/LSC here: Survey-and-Cert-Letter-14-03 or click here.

Change Your Clock – Change Your Batteries!

When you change your clocks, do not forget to replace your smoke alarm and CO detector batteries.  Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 3, 2013.  For more safety tips, visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) at

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Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies Report – Third Quarter 2013

Please find the quarterly report here:  Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies – Third Quarter 2013 from the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation.

CMS Memorandum: Life Safety Code Waivers

Please refer to the CMS memo here: CMS Memo S&C 13-58-LSC 2000 Edition National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101® Life Safety Code (LSC) Waivers, or visit the CMS website at


August 9, 2013:  Resident Safety Culture Success Stories

Learn about the National TeamSTEPPS program and Just Culture.  For more information, please visit Primaris at or Click Here to Reserve your Webinar seat now.

August 20, 2013:  Summary of CMS Updates for Antipsychotic Medication Use for People with Dementia

Tracy Niekamp, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, will provide a summary of the recently updated guidelines survey teams will use to investigate and determine compliance regarding antipsychotic medication use for people with dementia.  Valuable resources and insights will be shared regarding compliance and quality care.  For more information, please visit Primaris at or Click Here to Reserve your Webinar seat now.

Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies Report – Second Quarter 2013

View the quarterly report from the Section for Long-Term Care here: Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies April 1 – June 30, 2013

Long-Term Care Emergency Preparedness Report 2012/2013

The Section for Long-Term Care Regulation (SLCR) conducted the fifth annual Emergency Preparedness Survey of all licensed long-term care homes in Missouri.  SLCR received 538 completed surveys and would like to thank the homes that responded.  For the first time, SLCR also conducted an Emergency Generator Survey that asked specific questions regarding a home’s electrical generator capacity.  819 long-term care homes completed this survey.  SLCR welcomes any questions concerning the surveys or emergency preparedness planning at 573-522-1333.  The new report is available on our website, please visit