Nursing homes will get fire sprinklers after decades of debate

08/26/2008 | Bloomberg

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has finally ruled that fire sprinklers will need to be installed within five years in the almost 2,500 nursing homes still without them. They estimate it will cost the industry about $847 million, a figure that some say will be a hardship for some facilities. Smoke detectors won't be required, but waivers for the sprinklers won't be allowed.

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