1135 Fire Drill Waiver

Lisa Volk and Jackie Pappalardi in Clinical & Quality

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recognizes the need to adjust requirements for long-term care facilities as they face extraordinary difficulties during the COVID-19 crisis. Through various waivers, CMS is making it easier for you to continue providing excellent care while managing new challenges in the face of the ongoing pandemic. 

The safety of your patients and staff remains a top concern which is why CMS has instituted the 1135 Fire Drill Waiver for Specific Life Safety Code (LSC) for Multiple Providers. This waiver enables you to forgo quarterly fire drills that require the mass gathering of staff and patients. RPA, A Jensen Hughes Company, developed the 1135 Fire Drill Waiver Compliance Tool Kit to ensure that you meet the necessary compliance standards as part of the waiver.

For one affordable, fixed price your entire organization gains access to:


  • R.A.C.E. for Safety online training
  • Instruction sheet and checklist
  • Documentation for compliance


Price: $249 per facility


Principal, RPA / Senior Advisor
RPA, a Jensen Hughes Company

500 CrossKeys Office Park, Fairport, New York 14450
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Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16