Ambulatory surgical facilities (ASF) are state licensed facilities that provide outpatient specialty or multi-specialty surgical services. Patients are admitted and discharged within 24 hours. Most ASFs are also Medicare certified. ASFs provide patients an alternative to hospital-based surgery, often at a reduced cost.
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- NEW - Notice of Emergency Rule filing. The Department of Health (department) adopted an emergency rule (PDF) clarifying that all health care facilities licensed by the department must comply with state and federal statutes, administrative rules, lawful orders, and other legal requirements relating to the operation of the facility and the control or prevention of the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), including orders issued by the Governor, by the Secretary of Health, by a local board of health, and by a local health officer. The new rule applies to all health care facilities licensed by the department, which includes: Acute Care Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgical Facilities, Behavioral Health Agencies, Birthing Centers, In-Home Services Agencies, Medical Test Sites, Psychiatric Hospitals, and Residential Treatment Facilities.
- Inspection survey - If your ambulatory surgical facility was recently inspected, we'd appreciate your feedback; please take a moment to complete an anonymous, Web-based survey.
- Reducing infection: things ASF staff members should watch out for - We've created some resources to help keep ambulatory surgery centers safe. Read more about what ASF staff members can do.