SAME DAY SURGERY NOTIFICATION RULE FOR AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTERS

Ambulatory Surgery Centers (‘ASC’s”) may be required to notify patients of their rights and of the facility’s ownership before the day of surgery under a rule be considered by the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”).  An exception would be made when the referring physician indicates that it is medically necessary for the patient to undergo surgery that day.

Other regulations undergoing review include the ASC rules related to the list of operating room emergency equipment required to be available and a duplicative infection control program requirement.

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