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INFORMATIONAL LETTERS INDEX FOR AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTERS

IL #:           Issue Date:  Title:
2001-01     01/26/2001   Appendix Q:  Guidelines for Determining Immediate Jeopardy
                                   
2001-11     10/31/2001   Transfilling of Small Portable Liquid Oxygen Units
                                    
2002-05     03/11/2002   Clarification of Policies Regarding Ambulatory Surgical Centers
                                    
2002-09     07/30/2001   Fire Sprinkler Head Recall
                                        
2004-04     03/26/2004  Overnight Stays in Certified Ambulatory Surgical Centers — Clarification Effective Immediately

2004-06     03/30/2004  Procedures in the Event of a Fire in a Medicare- or Medicaid-Certified Health Care Facility

2004-07    06/22/2004  Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers Chapters 18 and 19, Life Safety Code, 2000 and 2003 Editions                                

2004-16     12/03/2004  Clarification of Survey Agency Responsibilities in Obtaining Information for Civil Rights Clearances for Initial Certifications and Changes of Ownership (CHOW)  

2005-06     08/15/2005  Deemed Status for Ambulatory Surgical Centers                                        

2007-05     04/25/2007  Clarification of Provider Number Nomenclature CMS S&C-07-16 dated March 2, 2007                                        

2007-09     10/01/2007  CMS S&C-08-03 dated November 5, 2007 Initial Surveys for New Medicare Providers  

2009-03     07/24/2009  CMS S&C-09-37 State Operations Manual (SOM) Appendix L, Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC) Comprehensive Revision 
                                        
                                  2009-03 Attachment - PDF format
                                  2009-03 Attachment – MS Word format

2010-05     10/01/2007  CMS S&C-10-20 dated May 21, 2010 ASC Waiting Area Separation           

2011-02     06/30/2011  Updated NFPA Alert Regarding Antifreeze – Important Safety Information Regarding Antifreeze in New and Existing Sprinkler Systems

2012-05 12/19/12 CMS S&C 12-35 dated June 15, 2012 Safe Use of Single Dose/Single Use Medications to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections

                            2012-05 Attachment

2014-11    07/02/14     CMS S&C-14-36 dated May 30, 2014 ~ Infection Control Breaches Which Warrant Referral to Public Health     Authorities 

2014-13    08/29/14     CMS S&C-14-44 dated August 25, 2014 ~ Change in Terminology and Update of Survey and Certification (S&C) Memorandum 9-55 Regarding Immediate Use Steam Sterilization (IUSS) in Surgical Settings                                                 

2015-07    02/23/15    CMS S&C-15-27: Potential Adverse Impact of Lower Relative humidity (RH) in Operating  Rooms (ORs) 

2015-14    08/07/15    CMS S&C 15-43: Update to ASC Infection Control Surveyor Worksheet (ICSW)

2016-01     03/04/16 New Non-Long Term Care Co-Supervisor

2016-02 03/18/16 Sharing Tags At Exit Conference S&C Ltr 16-11

2016-05    05/05/16    CMS S&C 16-21: Justice Involved Individuals

2016-07    05/11/16    CMS S&C 16-22-LSC: Adoption of 2012 LSC Standards