§ 23-17-50. Physician ambulatory-surgery center — Accreditation, survey, complaint investigation, and exemptions.
(a) Accreditation from a national organization acceptable to the director may be required, at the discretion of the director, in lieu of an annual survey by the department.
(b) The provisions of subsection (a) shall not limit in any way the prerogatives of the director to inspect any physician ambulatory-surgery center at any reasonable time, whether for purpose of general survey or for complaint investigation. The director has access to all records of the licensed physician ambulatory-surgery center including medical records.
(c) Single practice physician ambulatory-surgery centers as defined in § 23-17-2(17) are exempt from the requirements of chapter 15 of this title.
(d) Single practice physician ambulatory-surgery centers as defined in § 23-17-2(17) are exempt from the provisions of §§ 23-17-14.3 and 23-17-14.4 with respect to initial licensure under this chapter.
History of Section.
P.L. 1999, ch. 136, § 3; P.L. 2002, ch. 412, § 1; P.L. 2009, ch. 197, § 2; P.L. 2009, ch. 287, § 2.