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Admission; transfer; discharge – ambulatory surgical facilities – Ohio Admin. Code 3701-83-17

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Each ambulatory surgical facility must conduct a comprehensive medical history, physical exam and pre-procedure studies for each patient before an operation or procedure.  The history and physical exam must document the pre-operative diagnosis and the procedure to be performed and will become part of the patient’s medical record prior to surgery.  When transferring the patient to a hospital, the ambulatory surgical facility must ensure that medical records of sufficient content to ensure continuity of care are sent to the hospital.  


Current as of June 2015