Outpatient surgery settings can continue to choose HFAP or state licensing inspections
(Chicago) January 21, 2020 – HFAP, America’s original healthcare accreditation program founded in 1945, has received renewed approval from the Medical Board of California to survey and accredit outpatient surgery settings in the Golden State. California defines “outpatient surgery setting” broadly to include those organizations that provide anesthesia that may place a patient at risk for loss of life-preserving reflexes. Any outpatient surgery setting in the state must be accredited if it is not a Medicare certified ambulatory surgery center (ASC). Organizations can choose HFAP accreditation to meet the requirements of California Health and Safety Code section 1248.