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Licensing Regulation Ambulatory Surgical Centers

Concerning the regulation of facilities performing medical procedures outside of a hospital setting.
2019 Regular Session
Business & Economic Development
Health Care & Health Insurance
Professions & Occupations
Public Health
Bill Summary

Under current law, certain freestanding and office-based facilities performing outpatient procedures such as liposuction and radiation treatments are not regulated to the same extent as facilities within a hospital and, in some cases, not at all. The bill extends the jurisdiction of the department of public health and environment to license these facilities and to adopt rules governing their operation.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




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Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. L. Crowder
Rep. R. Pelton



Pursuant to HJR20-1007, the Second Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly is Temporarily Adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2020. 

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The legislature will meet in limited session on Monday, March 30th. The Capitol will be open for the duration of the session for those with essential business related to the session. The building will not be available for public tours. People without essential business are encouraged to access the session through the General Assembly website and Colorado Channel.  Anybody with essential business related to the session will be required to practice appropriate social distancing measures.