The Licensing Division, Office of Medical Facilities recently presented extensive technical assistance during the Arizona Ambulatory Surgery Center Association Fall Conference this month.  Staff from the Licensing Division including Tucson and Phoenix Surveyors as well as Life Safety Code Surveyors and State Architects provided information to about 180 participants.  Topics included the state of current regulatory compliance of the state licensed and Medicare certified outpatient surgery centers in Arizona and included the top 10 deficiencies cited, Life Safety Code, AIA Building Codes, Survey and Certification Process, Interactive Table Discussions, Q and A and ended with  “Jeopardy” to reinforce the information presented throughout the day.

Jeopardy Question:

The very first Ambulatory Surgery Center in the country was formed and opened in 1970.


Where is Phoenix Arizona?