(1) Ambulatory surgical center means a facility (a) where surgical services are provided to persons not requiring hospitalization who are admitted to and discharged from such facility within the same working day and are not permitted to stay overnight at such facility, (b) which meets all applicable requirements for licensure as a health clinic under the Health Care Facility Licensure Act, and (c) which has qualified for a written agreement with the Health Care Financing Administration of the United States Department of Health and Human Services or its successor to participate in medicare as an ambulatory surgical center as defined in 42 C.F.R. 416 et seq. or which receives other third-party reimbursement for such services.

Terms Used In Nebraska Statutes 71-405

  • Ambulatory surgical center: means a facility (a) where surgical services are provided to persons not requiring hospitalization who are admitted to and discharged from such facility within the same working day and are not permitted to stay overnight at such facility, (b) which meets all applicable requirements for licensure as a health clinic under the Health Care Facility Licensure Act, and (c) which has qualified for a written agreement with the Health Care Financing Administration of the United States Department of Health and Human Services or its successor to participate in medicare as an ambulatory surgical center as defined in 42 C. See Nebraska Statutes 71-405
  • Ambulatory surgical center does not: include an office or clinic used solely by a practitioner or group of practitioners in the practice of medicine, dentistry, or podiatry. See Nebraska Statutes 71-405
  • Care: means the exercise of concern or responsibility for the comfort, welfare, and habilitation of persons, including a minimum amount of supervision and assistance with or the provision of personal care, activities of daily living, health maintenance activities, or other supportive services. See Nebraska Statutes 71-407
  • Department: means the Division of Public Health of the Department of Health and Human Services. See Nebraska Statutes 71-410
  • Health clinic: means a facility where advice, counseling, diagnosis, treatment, surgery, care, or services relating to the preservation or maintenance of health are provided on an outpatient basis for a period of less than twenty-four consecutive hours to persons not residing or confined at such facility. See Nebraska Statutes 71-416
  • United States: shall include territories, outlying possessions, and the District of Columbia. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801

(2) Ambulatory surgical center does not include an office or clinic used solely by a practitioner or group of practitioners in the practice of medicine, dentistry, or podiatry.