Freestanding Surgical Outpatient Facility LicenseAgency: Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Health Care Services issues licenses to Freestanding Surgical Outpatient Facilities (FSOF).
A "Freestanding Surgical Outpatient Facility" (FSOF) is a facility, other than the office of a physician, dentist, podiatrist, or other private practice office, offering surgical procedure and related care that can be safely performed without requiring overnight inpatient hospital care and is not operated as part of a hospital.
Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) is a state licensed freestanding surgical outpatient facility that is federally certified to participate in Medicare/Medicaid.
A. NAME OF LICENSE OR APPROVAL:
Health Facility License -- Freestanding Surgical Outpatient Facility
B. STATUTORY AUTHORITY:
C. APPLICABLE REGULATION:
D. SUMMARY OF LICENSE/APPROVAL PROCESS:
1. Applicability (activities that require the license)
Offering surgical services to patients that do not require hospitalization and are not performed in a physician's office.
2. Pre-Application Requirements
Medical staff ready to start, policies and procedures established to offer surgical services, supplies and equipment ready, emergency transportation arrangements made.
3. Application Submission Requirements
Information on the state licensing process can be found at:
Information on the federal certification process can be found at:
4. Procedures and Time-Frame for Obtaining Permit or Approval
Applications to be state licensed as an FSOF require piror Certificate of Need, Health Facilities Engineering and Fire Safety approvals. After confirmation of the necessary approvals, a pre-licensure inspection will be conducted by the State Licensing Section. If the applicant is in compliance with the Code and applicable rules, a license will be issued and a post-licensure inspection will be conducted within 6 months after the initial license was issued. For more information, call the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Health Care Services, Health Facilities Division, State Licensing Section at 517-241-1970.
5. Operational Requirements
Facility ready for occupancy and license.
$238 annual license fee.
7. Appeal Process
8. Public Input Opportunities
E. Contact Information:
Revised: December 2013