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On the Radar: Legionella Risks

Legionella Risks in Healthcare Facilities Update

The Quality, Safety and Oversight Group (formerly Survey & Certification Group) has provided revised guidance on Requirement to Reduce Legionella Risk in Healthcare Facility Water Systems to Prevent Cases and Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ Disease (LD), QSO-17-30 for Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals and Nursing Homes. The guidance was released on July 6, 2018 and is effective immediately.

The guidance has been revised to Clarify Expectations for Providers, Accrediting Organizations, and Surveyors, according to CMS.

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