2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 19a-691. Anesthesia accreditation.
Sec. 19a-691. Anesthesia accreditation. (a) Any office or unlicensed facility operated by a licensed health care practitioner or practitioner group at which moderate
sedation/analgesia, deep sedation/analgesia or general anesthesia, as such levels of anesthesia are defined from time to time by the American Society of Anesthesiology, is
administered shall be accredited by at least one of the following entities: (1) The Medicare program; (2) the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care; (3) the
American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc.; or (4)
the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Such accreditation
shall be obtained not later than eighteen months after July 1, 2001, or eighteen months
after the date on which moderate sedation/analgesia, deep sedation/analgesia or general
anesthesia is first administered at such office or facility, whichever is later. Upon the
expiration of the applicable eighteen-month period, no moderate sedation/analgesia,
deep sedation/analgesia or general anesthesia may be administered at any such office
or facility that does not receive accreditation as required by this section. Evidence of
such accreditation shall be maintained at any such office or facility at which moderate
sedation/analgesia, deep sedation/analgesia or general anesthesia is administered and
shall be made available for inspection upon request of the Department of Public Health.
The provisions of this section shall not apply to any such office or facility operated by
a practitioner holding a permit issued under section 20-123b.
(P.A. 01-50, S. 2, 4.)
History: P.A. 01-50 effective July 1, 2001.
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