The role of UV disinfection on controlling Legionella in a healthcare facility’s water management program

In 2017 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a memorandum requiring healthcare facilities to implement a water management program to reduce the risk of growth and spread of Legionella and other opportunistic pathogens in water. The memorandum stated that between 2000 and 2014, 19% of reported cases of Legionnaires’ Disease (LD) outbreaks