Life Safety Code


The following certified providers will be reviewed for compliance with Life Safety Code (LSC) surveys on a continuous basis: Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC), Hospitals (acute, critical access, long term acute care, psychiatric), End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), Inpatient Hospice, and Long Term Care (LTC).

All health care facilities must be constructed, remodeled, and modified to include the applicable building codes. Any modifications, remodeling, or new construction must be approved by the State of Montana DPHHS Construction Consultant, Brian Nelson at 406-444-6794 or Regulations and requirements for new construction, alteration, or addition to a healthcare facility can be found at Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 37-106-306 at

While construction is occurring, facilities must maintain the fire protection systems to ensure the safety of the residents/clients/patients of the facility. Please refer to the Provider Notice for Construction below. Please also check with State Building Permits & Codes and local building officials to ensure compliance with their requirements.