Report of the

REGULATION OF OUTPATIENT SURGICAL FACILITIES TASK FORCE

January 1, 2005

Public Act 04-249 (copy attached) established an eight-member task force (see membership list, attached) to study three issues related to outpatient surgical facilities:

• Whether oral maxillofacial surgical facilities should be licensed by the Department of Public Health (DPH) and obtain certificates of need from the Office of Healthcare Access (OHCA) like medical surgical facilities
• Licensing requirements for procedures that do not require moderate or deep sedation, moderate or deep analgesia, or general anesthesia that are performed in settings other than hospitals or outpatient surgical facilities
• Transfer agreements between outpatient surgical facilities and hospitals and the appropriate compensation under such agreements.

The Task Force met on October 27, 2004 and made the following determinations.

• Licensing Oral Maxillofacial Surgical Facilities

• Licensing Requirements for Non-Hospital or Non-Surgical Center Settings

• Transfer agreements between outpatient surgical facilities and hospitals