An ambulatory surgical center shall evaluate all of a patient’s risk factors before permitting a surgical procedure to be performed on the patient in the facility.
An ambulatory surgical center shall post a notice in the facility, in a prominent place and in prominent font size, advising patients of the manner in which patients may express concerns regarding the ambulatory surgical center and services provided at the ambulatory surgical center. The posting must include but need not be limited to the address and telephone number for contacting the Oregon Health Authority to express the concerns.
The authority shall adopt rules classifying ambulatory surgical centers in three categories:
Certified ambulatory surgical centers, which must comply with federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rules, 42 C.F.R. 416 and rules adopted by the authority;
High complexity noncertified ambulatory surgical centers, which must comply with rules adopted by the authority; and
Moderate complexity noncertified ambulatory surgical centers, which must comply with rules adopted by the authority and which may use only conscious sedation and analgesia. [2009 c.792 §2; 2009 c.792 §51]
Atty. Gen. Opinions
Licensing and phantom beds, (1970) Vol 40, p 171; a hospital's employing a licensed physical therapist as unauthorized practice, (1975) Vol 37, p 963