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Meeting Legionella requirements: Examples from CMS

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September 1, 2019

By A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com)

Review and update your water management plan to include the latest guidelines by CMS and CDC, be ready to present it to surveyors on request, and ensure the plan includes a risk assessment for controlling Legionella and other bacteria that can cause potentially deadly airborne infections during construction or renovation.

CMS and hospital accrediting organizations require facilities to have an ongoing Legionella water management plan and to perform a risk assessment that includes any concerns about infection control before beginning construction and renovation projects. Failure to do so risks not only problems during surveys, but could endanger patients.

Review and update your water management plan to include the latest guidelines by CMS and CDC, be ready to present it to surveyors on request, and ensure the plan includes a risk assessment for controlling Legionella and other bacteria that can cause potentially deadly airborne infections during construction or renovation.



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