Ambulatory Outpatient Surgical Centers (ASC) Licensing and Certification Program
An ambulatory surgery center 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 State Department of Health (ISDH) on an annual basis. The ISDH monitors the health care quality of ambulatory surgery centers through the licensure process. ISDH surveyors visit centers for licensure inspections.
Announcements / Current News
Contact the Program
Indiana State Department of Health
Division of Acute Care
2 North Meridian Street, 4A
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 233-7474 (Acute Care Receptionist)
(317) 233-1325 (ISDH Main Switchboard)
(317) 233-7472 [Administrative Assistant]
Report a Complaint or Incident to the ISDH
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 State Department of Health of a reportable incident pursuant to the ISDH 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.
Laws and Regulations
Federal Laws and Regulations
State Laws and Rules
Program Information and Policies
- AC-2019-01-ASC Standing Waiver for Use of NFPA 101 and NFPA 99 2012 Edition
- AC-2019-01-HOSP Standing Waiver for Use of NFPA 101 and NFPA 99 2012 Edition
- AC 2012-01 ASC Standing Waiver Podiatrist
- AC 2011-01 ASC Standing Waiver for Electronic Verification of Licensure, CSR Registration and DEA Registration