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The Office-Based Surgery (OBS) program provides accreditation for physician offices, dental offices, and clinics that perform procedures requiring various levels of sedation.

Due to an increase in the demand for accreditation of offices and clinics using anesthesia/sedation, the standards for this program include organizational and administrative criteria, physical environment, infection control, quality assessment/performance improvement, plus clinical and surgical criteria, medical records, pharmacy and laboratory/radiology. Chapters are applied as applicable to the services provided by the organization.