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S.F. No. 1732 - Outpatient Surgical Centers Facility Sharing Authorization - First Engrossment
 
Author: Senator Scott M. Jensen
 
Prepared By: Liam Monahan, Senate Analyst (651/296-1791)
 
Date: April 29, 2019



 

S.F. No. 1732 allows Medicare-certified ambulatory surgical centers to share a facility with other Medicare-certified ambulatory surgical centers.

Section 1 (144.55, subdivision 1, paragraph b) establishes a time-limited conditional license for outpatient surgical centers to share a facility with another outpatient surgical center that is a Medicare-certified ambulatory surgical center in order to allow the conditional licensee time to become Medicare-certified as well.

Section 2 (144.55, subdivision 2) removes two substantive licensing standards from the definition of “outpatient surgical center,” and moves those substantive licensing standards to new subdivisions (see sections 3 and 4 below).

Section 3 (144.55, subdivision 3a) recreates the substantive licensing standard for outpatient surgical centers related to the types of procedures that may be performed.

Section 4 (144.55, subdivision 3b) recreates the substantive licensing standard requiring outpatient surgical centers to be freestanding, includes the existing exception to this standard for outpatient surgical centers licensed as part of a hospital (see section 144A.55, subdivision 1, paragraph a), and establishes two new exceptions for conditionally licensed outpatient surgical centers and Medicare-certified ambulatory surgical centers.

Section 5 (144.55, subdivision 9) strikes obsolete language.

Section 6 (Repealer) repeals obsolete language related to a report that was due in 1983.

 
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