American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Anesthesia standards and guidelines.
Many of the state regulations, as well as the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Guidelines, require adherence to standards and guidelines established by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). The ACS has published their Guidelines for Optimal Ambulatory Surgical Care and Office-Based Surgery publication which is available on their website.
Accreditation Organizations for Office-Based Surgery
Some of the state regulations require that office-based surgery facilities be accredited through an outside organization. There are three outside organizations: Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF), in addition to Medicare or the American Medical Accreditation Program (AMAP).
For your convenience, below is a list of the contact information for these organizations:
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
The Joint Commission
One Renaissance Blvd.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care
5250 Old Orchard Rd, Ste 200
Skokie, IL 60077
American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc.
PO Box 9500 Gurnee, IL 60031
5101 Washington Street Ste 2F
Gurnee, IL 60031