June 21, 2021

New and revised sprinkler head requirements from The Joint Commission

Editor's Note

The Joint Commission on June 21 announced new and revised sprinkler head requirements, effective immediately, for critical access hospitals, hospitals, and behavioral healthcare and human services organizations (LS.02.01.35, EP7).

The sprinkler head requirement also have been added for ambulatory healthcare occupancies (LS.03.01.35, EP 7) and inpatient hospice facilities (LS.02.01.35, EP7), effective  January 1, 2022.

The update better aligns the Life Safety (LS) Chapter Elements of Performance (EP) with the National Fire Protection Association code, The Joint Commission says.

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