The Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has required in CFR 482.13 that psychiatric and behavioral health facilities maintain ligature “resistant” or ligature “free” environments. Many existing fire extinguisher or extinguisher cabinet installations present a ligature risk and an immediate jeopardy situation.
A low-profile ligature resistant surface mounted cabinet, in combination with Oval Brand’s extinguisher, offers 3 sloping edges that protrude 4″ from the surface. This ligature resistant design complies with CMS, ADA and NFPA-101 Life Safety Code requirements. This cabinet and extinguisher can easily be surface mounted at the required locations throughout your healthcare facility while meeting CMS requirements.