Texas Health and Safety Code

Sec. § 243.010
Minimum Standards


The rules must contain minimum standards applicable to an ambulatory surgical center and for:


the construction and design, including plumbing, heating, lighting, ventilation, and other design standards necessary to ensure the health and safety of patients;


the qualifications of the professional staff and other personnel;


the equipment essential to the health and welfare of the patients;


the sanitary and hygienic conditions within the center and its surroundings; and


a quality assurance program for patient care.


Standards set under this section may not exceed the minimum standards for certification of ambulatory surgical centers under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Section 1395 et seq.).


This section does not authorize the executive commissioner to:


establish the qualifications of a licensed practitioner; or


permit a person to provide health care services who is not authorized to provide those services under another state law.
Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.0674, eff. April 2, 2015.

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