Preventing Healthcare-associated Legionnaires’ Disease
The key to preventing Legionnaires’ disease is to make sure that building owners and managers maintain building water systems in order to reduce the risk of Legionella growth and transmission. See Prevention with Water Management Programs and Special Considerations for Healthcare Facilities for more information.
In June 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a survey and certification memo stating that healthcare facilities should develop and adhere to ASHRAE-compliant water management programs to reduce the risk for Legionella and other pathogens in their water systems. Learn more about what this CMS requirement covers.