Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC)

Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) means a distinct entity that is wholly separate and clearly distinguishable from any other healthcare facility or office-based physician’s practice. An ASC shall be composed of at least two (2)operating room(s) and/or procedure room(s) with an organized medical staff of physicians and permanent facilities that are equipped and operated primarily for the purpose of performing surgical procedures. An ASC provides continuous physician and professional nursing services to patients whenever a patient is in the ASC, but does not provide services or accommodations for patients to stay overnight.

  1. The following services shall be offered by the ASC when a patient is in the center:
    1. drug services as needed for medical operations and procedures performed;
    2. provisions for the physical and emotional wellbeing of patients;
    3. provision of emergency services;
    4. organized administrative structure; and
    5. administrative, statistical and medical records.
  2. An ASC may also be defined as a treatment center that is organized primarily for the purpose of offering stereotactic radiosurgery by use of a gamma knife or similar neurosurgical tool.
  3. An ASC that enters into a use agreement with another entity/individual shall have separate, designated hours of operation.

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Zandra Stewart, RN

Phone: 225-342-9348

Fax: 225-342-0157