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Waiver/Variance Process

States vary widely in addressing waivers and variances in their regulations. Some states, including Alabama, Florida, Kansas, Nevada, and New York do not include provisions for waivers or variances in their state regulation, some include waiver provisions in statutes and others go into great detail about application procedures and specific issues for which waivers and variances may be used.   The Federal waiver process includes authority from Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) to grant waivers of Life Safety Codes to all facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid. This section on waivers is divided into two sections: waivers related to the physical environment and waivers related to services.

Waiver/Variance Physical Environment

Waiver/Variance Services




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