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Florida Statutes

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Chapter 458.309(3), Florida Statutes: Office Surgery Registration and Inspection
Chapter 458.351, Florida Statutes: Report of Adverse Incidents in Office Practice Settings.

Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.)

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Rule 64B-4.002, F.A.C.: Office Surgery Inspection Fee
Rule 64B-4.003, F.A.C. - Office Surgery Registration Requirements, Fees
Rule 64B8-9.009, F.A.C.: Standard of Care for Office Surgery
Rule 64B8-9.0091, F.A.C.: Registration; Inspection or Accreditation Rule
Rule 64B8-9.001, F.A.C.: Physician Office Incident Reporting

All nationally recognized and Board-approved accrediting organizations shall be held to the same Board-determined surgery and anesthesia standards for accrediting Florida office surgery sites.

Clarification of Practice Alert (pdf)
Rule Changes to 64B8-9.009 (4) F.A.C. Standard of Care Rule for Office (pdf)
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Unless the physician has previously provided written notification of current accreditation by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or an accrediting organization approved by the Board the physician shall submit to an annual inspection by the Department.

Nationally recognized accrediting agencies are:

American Association for Accreditation for Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc.

5101 Washington Street, Suite 2F
Gurnee, IL 60031
888.545-.5222

Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care
5250 Old Orchard Road, Suite 200
Skokie, IL 60077
847.853.6060

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
One Renaissance Blvd
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
630.792.5000

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