Employment standards, overnight stays, & more: 6 legislative changes affecting ASCs

Here are six legislative updates with implications for surgery centers:

A Florida House of Representatives committee approved a bill that would require hospitals and ASCs to poll staff members about patient safety.

A recurring bill that would allow patients to stay at ASCs for up to 48 hours after surgery advanced through its first Florida House Committee.

A bill filed in the Florida House of Representatives entails several mandates, including the requirement that physicians disclose more details of an injured worker's treatment plan to payers.

A North Carolina House Health Committee approved a bill that would establish new employment standards for hospitals and ASCs.

The Vermont Senate introduced a bill that would establish an independent ASC licensing and regulatory agency.

Georgia's House of Representatives failed to pass a bill that would have significantly reformed the state's certificate of need laws, but the legislator could consider components from the bill in the future.

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