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Freestanding Surgical Outpatient Facility License

Agency: 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:  

Public Act 368 of 1978, as amended  

C. APPLICABLE REGULATION:  

PHC & R325.3801-3877  

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:

http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-35299_63294_63302-301272--,00.html

Information on the federal certification process can be found at:

http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-35299_63294_63302-301267--,00.html

 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.  

 6.  Fees  

$238 annual license fee.  

 7.  Appeal Process  

MCL 333.20166

 8.  Public Input Opportunities  

N/A


E. Contact Information:  

Contact Us

Creation/Revision Date:

Revised:  December 2013   




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