(a)  When surgical or anesthesia services are provided in an outpatient setting, the facility shall require that the medical staff approve all types of surgical procedures to be offered. The facility shall maintain and make available a current listing of approved outpatient procedures.

(b)  The facility shall define the scope of anesthesia services that may be provided, the locations where such anesthesia services may be administered and who shall provide anesthesia services.

(c)  The facility shall require that standards for informed consent, history and physical examination, preoperative studies, administration of anesthesia, medical records and discharge criteria meet the same standards of care as apply for inpatient surgery unless otherwise specified by the medical staff.

(d)  The facility shall provide for back-up service by other departments in the case of emergencies or complications.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E-79;

Eff. January 1, 1996;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.