Message from Kansas State Fire Marshal Regarding CMS Categorical Waiver Instructions

Just a reminder about CMS Categorical Waiver Instructions.

Facilities that wish to use a categorical waiver must be present in writing to the inspector during your entrance conference.  The inspector will note the deficiencies during the survey and make sure that the conditions are met.

If your facility fails to tell the inspector about a categorical waiver at the time of entrance, then the deficient condition will be cited as a normal deficiency with the appropriate K-tag.

We wanted to make sure and assist you the best we can and if you have questions regarding the waivers please contact the Fire Marshal's office. 


SC13-68.2000 Edition NFPA 101 LSC Waivers


SC12-21 Instructions Concerning Waivers.