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Office-Based Surgery Laws

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Some states impose facility and/or operational requirements on non-hospital facilities that provide office-based surgery, procedures and/or anesthesia/sedation (OBS) laws. OBS laws may regulate various aspects of facilities’ physical environment and operations (e.g., must the facility be licensed, have nursing staff, or have recovery rooms). Further, these laws are often triggered by the use of anesthesia/sedation, and/or by the performance of particular types of medical interventions. This dataset complements three datasets that compiled Targeted Regulation of Abortion Provider (TRAP) laws: Abortion Facility Licensing (AFL) RequirementsAmbulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Requirements, and Hospitalization Requirements (HR).

This dataset identifies variation in states that have OBS requirements in effect as of August 1, 2016.

These datasets were created by a team from the Center for Public Health Law Research, Andrew Campbell, JD, Lindsay Cloud, JD, and Adrienne Ghorashi, JD, working with subject matter experts, Bonnie Scott Jones, JD, and Sara Daniel, MPH, of Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health Care (ANSIRH), who conceptualized and designed the study.


Dataset Details Supporting Documents
Created by Center for Public Health Law Research Data
Valid through August 1, 2016 Codebook
Jurisdictions: 50 U.S States and the District of Columbia Protocol