A Florida law permitting ASCs to keep patients for up to 24 hours passed June 25.
1. Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed HB 843 into law following years of debate, according to local news affiliate FOX 35. He signed 14 other bills the same day.
2. HB 843 eliminates a requirement that an ASC patient must be admitted and discharged the same day.
3. Under the new law, Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration must establish a set of rules promoting safety for pediatric ASC patients.
4. The comprehensive legislation also creates provisions regarding dental services, hospital quality report cards, physician access in a hospital setting, hospital observation status and more.
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