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Freestanding Surgical Outpatient Facilities (FSOF/ASC)

Freestanding Surgical Outpatient Facilities (FSOF/ASC)


State Licensing

State licensing is required for freestanding surgical outpatient facilities (FSOF).

New License

To begin operation of a new Freestanding Surgical Outpatient Facility, all of the following steps must be completed:

 

1. Complete state licensure application LARA-SLACR-101 and email completed application to LARA-BCHS-NLTCSLS@michigan.gov

2. Payment:  For electronic payments, visit LARA BCHS NLTC LICENSE - Electronic Payment.  Paying electronically is the fastest way to have your application processed.  There is a 1.75% processing fee for electronic payments.  Paying electronically expedites the application process.  If you do not agree to pay the processing fee, a written check may be submitted by mail.  Please note, submitting by mail may delay processing 4-6 weeks.  When submitting for a new license by mail, you must submit the applicationlicensure invoice (only required for written check submissions) and written check to:

Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Bureau of Community and Health Systems
Health Facilities Licensing, Permits and Support Division
P.O. Box 30664
Lansing, MI 48909

Fees for New Licensure
Freestanding Surgical Outpatient Facility                        $2,500

 

Changes

To make changes to an existing licensed facility including relocation, facility name change, change of ownership, and change in bed capacity (residence only).  See below for Change of Administrator information.

1. Complete the state licensure application and change request form LARA-SLACR-101

2. Fees/Payment:  To make your payment electronically for changes to an existing license, visit LARA Change Request Payments.  Paying electronically is the fastest way to have your application processed.  There is a 1.75% processing fee for credit card payments or $0.15 processing fee for electronic check payments.  Paying electronically expedites the process for changes to existing licenses.  If you do not agree to pay the processing fee, a written check may be submitted by mail.  Please note, submitting by mail may delay processing 4-6 weeks.  When submitting a change request by mail, you must submit the change request formlicensure invoice (only required for written check submissions) and written check to:

Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Bureau of Community and Health Systems
Health Facilities Licensing, Permits and Support Division
P.O. Box 30664
Lansing, MI 48909

 

Fees for Changes to an Existing License

License (facility/DBA) name change $500

CHOW or corporate name change $500

Relocation                 $500

 

Renewals

All State Licenses must be renewed annually.  Annual renewal letters and invoices are sent in June of each year.  License renewals must be paid online no later than July 31st at eLicense (michigan.gov).    

Fees for Renewal
Freestanding Surgical Outpatient Facility          $500

 

Other state agencies may require approval prior to licensing actions. Contact the following state agencies to determine whether their approval is required.

Certificate of Need

(Only if hospice beds & long term care beds)
MDHHS

Lewis Cass Building, 3rd Floor
320 S. Walnut Street
Lansing, MI 48913
Phone: 517-241-3344
Health Facilities Engineering Section
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)
PO Box 30664
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-241-3408

Bureau of Fire Services

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)
611 W Ottawa St

4th Floor

PO Box 30700
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-335-5804


 

 

Survey Waivers

MCL 333.20155 requires that the department, through the State Licensing Section, make at least one (1) visit to each licensed provider every three (3) years for survey and evaluation purposes of licensure. 
 
Additionally, under MCL 333.20155, the department may waive this required visit if the licensed provider requests a waiver and submits evidence that the facility is fully accredited from an acceptable accrediting body.  In lieu of performing an unannounced on-site state licensing survey, the department will perform a desk review of documentation submitted through the waiver request.  
 
For more information pertaining to the waiver process, to see the list of currently eligible licensees, and to see when waivers can be applied for, please go to the waiver process page.

Resources

Contact Information

Michigan Department of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs
Bureau of Community and Health Systems
611 W. Ottawa Street
PO Box 30664
Lansing, MI 48909

Main Line: 517-335-1980

State Licensing
Phone: 1-833-757-7308
FAX: 517-241-3354
Email: LARA-BCHS-NLTCSLS@michigan.gov