Relocatable Power Taps: NFPA Task Force Says “Yes,” But . . .

August 14, 2014 | Evaluations & Guidance


NOTE: The recommendations in this article have been superseded by those found in Relocatable Power Taps Can Be Used If Appropriate Safe Practices Are Followed.

In two prior posts (June 13 and July 2), we provided background on restrictions by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the use of multiple outlet connections (also called relocatable power taps RPTs) in patient care areas. Much of CMS's concern is based on National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, especially older editions of standards that are still applied by CMS. We noted that there were ongoing discussions on the topic and...

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