Florida House Passes Bill Allowing 24-Hour Stays at ASCs

The Florida House Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee has voted seven to five to approve HB 7111, which would allow ambulatory surgery centers to keep patients for up to 24 hours, according to a report by The Palm Beach Post.

The current law does not allow overnight stays at ASCs. The bill would also allow the creation of recovery care centers in which patients could stay for up to 72 hours.

The bill was filed by Representative Greg Steube (R-Sarasota).

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