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Ambulatory Outpatient Surgical Centers (ASC) Licensing and Certification Program

An ambulatory surgery center (ASC) is a health care facility that specializes in providing surgery, pain management and certain diagnostic (e.g., colonoscopy) services in an outpatient setting. In simple terms ambulatory surgery center procedures are more intensive than that done in the average doctors office but not so intensive as to require a hospital stay.

Any facility that meets the definition of an ambulatory outpatient surgical center found in Indiana Code 16-18-2-14 must be licensed by the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) on an annual basis. The IDOH monitors the health care quality of ambulatory surgery centers through the licensure process. IDOH surveyors visit centers for licensure inspections.

Report a Complaint or Incident

Report a complaint regarding a health care facility
Individuals can call or email to make complaints about care provided at any licensed or certified Indiana health care providers or suppliers.

Report an incident regarding a health care facility
The Incident Report Form is for health care facilities to notify the Indiana Department of Health of a reportable incident pursuant to the IDOH Reportable Unusual Occurrence Policy.  The Incident Report Form is also for health care facility staff (nursing homes, intermediate care facilities, and hospice agencies) to report a reasonable suspicion of a crime against a resident pursuant to Federal regulations.  This form is not to be used to file a complaint.

Advisory Letters and Orders

2021 AC-2021-01-ASC Standing Waiver for Locating Server Storage of EMRs Off-Site
2020  Emergency Order Granting Temporary Blanket Waivers for Ambulatory Outpatient Surgery Centers
2019 AC-2019-01-ASC Standing Waiver for Use of NFPA 101 and NFPA 99 2012 Edition
2012 AC-2012-01-ASC Standing Waiver for 410 IAC 15-2.3-1(e)(4): Waives the requirement for Podiatrists to have hospital admitting privileges
2011 AC-2011-01-ASC Standing Waiver for Electronic Verification of Licensure, CSR Registration and DEA Registration

Contact the Program

Indiana Department of Health
Division of Acute & Continuing Care
2 North Meridian Street, 4A
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Program Manager
Jennifer Hembree
Acute Care Receptionist: 317-233-7474
IDOH Main Switchboard: 317-233-1325
Administrative Assistant: 317-233-7472


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