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◂  July 2023

2023 Life Safety Boot Camp
7/18/20237/19/2023All Day

Published by: Elly Cabral


CMS adopted both the 2012 Life Safety and Healthcare Facilities Code more than a 6-years ago establishing many new expectations for inspection, testing and maintenance for the many features of fire protection found in long term care facilities. With this sweeping adoption there has been an evident tightening of the requirements through stricter implementation resulting in many more deficiencies for nursing facilities. 

To address this, HCAM has developed an intensive 2-day training focused on the requirements of NFPA 101 Life Safety Code and NFPA 99 Health Care Facilities Code for skilled nursing centers. This training is designed for facility and maintenance managers, environmental services directors, administrators and long-term care safety consultants.

The Life Safety Code establishes minimum criteria for the many protective features and systems as fire protection, generators, doors, building services, and maintenance activities.   All of this must be accomplished under the rubric that facilities achieve an acceptable degree of safety for all who live and work in our centers.

This unique program will help you understand practical applications of the Life Safety Code and learn from a life safety expert on what to prepare for during survey. This comprehensive program will examine all sections of the LSC applicable to skilled nursing, and provide forms, policies and best practice guides for use by healthcare organizations. Using real life examples and survey scenarios, you will explore how these codes apply to nursing facilities, discuss code changes and the increased inspection, testing and maintenance (ITM) requirements, and review common violations.

Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own copies of the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code and NFPA 99 Healthcare Facilities Code to the boot-camp.

Registrant Type
Early Bird Member Rate
Regular Member Rate
Non Member Rate

* Early Bird Rate Expires on June 19 at 5:30 pm ET

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  • LSC Origins & Organization
  • Smoke Compartments
  • Construction Types
  • Additions & Renovations
  • Operating Features
  • Means of Egress
  • Door Locks
  • Fire Barriers
  • Hazardous Areas
  • Building Services
  • Fire Protection Systems
  • Understanding CMS
  • Challenges of Implementation
  • Documentation Needed for a Successful Survey


  1. Identify significant differences between the 2000 and 2012 Life Safety and Health Care Facility Codes.
  2. Review expectations regarding the ITM of required systems such as sprinklers, fire panel, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, doors, etc.
  3. Discuss LSC requirements for nursing homes including current surveyor priorities.
  4. Examine LSC priorities including issues related to culture change and the environment.
  5. Discuss the leading LSC deficiencies.
  6. Recommend policies, standards and/or guidelines for immediate review and facility implementation.


* All times are listed in EST

Tuesday, July 18, 2023
8:00 am Registration Opens & Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:45 am Overview of the CMS Survey Process (.75)
9:45 am – 10:30 am K 100 Series – Construction (.75)
10:45 am – 11:45 am K 200 Egress Access (1.0)
11:45 am – 12:30 pm Networking Luncheon
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm K 300 Protection Deficiencies (2.0 hours)
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm K 500 Utilities (.50)
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm K 700 Building Features (.50 hours)


Wednesday, July 19, 2023
8:30 am Registration Opens & Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 10:30 am K900 Health Care facilities Code (1.5 hours)
10:45 am – 11:45 am LSC POC, FSES, WAIVERS… (1.0)
11:45 am – 12:45 pm Networking Luncheon
12:45 pm – 3:45 pm CMS Emergency Preparedness Requirements (3.0)



Continuing Education

Final determination of contact hours will be published on the website.


The Health Care Association of Michigan is a Certified Sponsor of continuing education with the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB).

  • This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 11 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS – Approval #20240717-11-A95759-IN.

CE Reporting:  HCAM will need 30 days after the event conclusion to compile and process all attendance data. Once the data is compiled, certificates will be available to access. Certificate questions should be directed to Mary Gettel. Session attendance for administrators will be reported to NAB using their NAB Registry ID. NAB Registry IDs MUST be submitted during the registration process.

Requirements of Participation:

    • Post-tests are NOT required.
    • Conference evaluation IS required.
      • This will be emailed to you at the conclusion of the event and must be completed within 72 hours.
    • All in-person attendees must get scanned as they enter and exit the room. If you miss more than 10 minutes of a session, you will not earn credit. If you miss being scanned, please go to the registration counters immediately for assistance. We will impose a limit of one missed scan per person corrected by staff – it is YOUR responsibility to ensure you get scanned to receive credit.  
    • Attendees caught cheating or violating our attendance policies will not receive credit for the remainder of the conference.

Venue & Lodging

DoubleTree Bay City – Riverfront

One Wenonah Park Place, Bay City, MI 48708

HCAM secured a discounted group rate of $129++ per night if booked prior to June 26. Parking is complimentary. Room availability and/or the discounted group rate is NOT guaranteed. There are a limited number of rooms available. A link to book your hotel stay will be provided upon registration.


Kenneth Daily  

Mr. Daily is President of a national long term care consulting firm specializing in quality improvement, regulatory compliance, and education.  A licensed NH administrator, Mr. Daily has been involved with working with facilities developing and implementing life safety, emergency preparedness plans and specific responses to legionella or more than three-decades.  Kenn is a member of the Ohio Health Care Association Board of Trustees and chairman of the OHCA’s Life Safety and Disaster Management Committee for more the 16 years.  He is a member of the AHCA Disaster – Life Safety Committee and the NFPA’s Healthcare Section. Kenn is also a member of the Healthcare Section’s Executive committee.  Kenn is a frequent speaker and has lectured nationwide on ways to improve the service and integrity of long-term health care. He is an author and contributing editor of numerous articles and professional guides. 

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