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INFORMATIONAL LETTERS INDEX FOR AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTERS

IL #:           Issue Date:  Title:
2001-02
     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
                                    
2002-07     07/30/2001   Fire Sprinkler Head Recall
                                        
2004-04     03/26/2004  Overnight Stays in Certified Ambulatory Surgical Centers — Clarification Effective Immediately
                                                                        
                                  2004-04 Attachment

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

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) 
                                 
                                  2004-16 Attachment  

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
                           
                                  2007-09 Attachment 

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
                                        
                                  2010-05 Attachment

2011-02     06/30/2011  Updated NFPA Alert Regarding Antifreeze – Important Safety Information Regarding Antifreeze in New and Existing Sprinkler Systems
                                   All Nursing Facilities, Hospitals, ASCs, ESRDs, and ICFs/ID

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 

    All Idaho Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Hospices, Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities/Nursing Facilities (SNF/NFs), Critical Access Hospitals, Home Health Agencies, Rural Health Clinics, and End Stage Renal Disease Providers

                            2012-05 Attachment