language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to health; permitting certain outpatient surgical centers to share a facility;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.55, subdivisions 1, 2, 9, by adding subdivisions; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.55, subdivision 10.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
The state commissioner of health is hereby authorized to issue licenses to operate hospitals, sanitariums, outpatient surgical centers, or other institutions for the hospitalization or care of human beings, which are found to comply with the provisions of sections 144.50 to 144.56 and any reasonable rules promulgated by the commissioner. The commissioner shall not require an outpatient surgical center licensed as part of a hospital to obtain a separate outpatient surgical center license. All decisions of the commissioner thereunder may be reviewed in the district court in the county in which the institution is located or contemplated.
(a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings given:
(b) "Outpatient surgical center" or "center" means a freestanding facility organized for the specific purpose of providing elective outpatient surgery for preexamined, prediagnosed, low-risk patients. Admissions are limited to procedures that utilize general anesthesia or conscious sedation and that do not require overnight inpatient care. An outpatient surgical center is not organized to provide regular emergency medical services and does not include a physician's or dentist's office or clinic for the practice of medicine, the practice of dentistry, or the delivery of primary care.
(c) "Approved accrediting organization" means any organization recognized as an accreditation organization by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
All licenses presently in effect shall remain valid following May 7, 1981, and shall expire on the dates specified on the licenses unless suspended or revoked.
Presented to the governor May 9, 2019
Signed by the governor May 9, 2019, 9:53 a.m.