(1) "Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)" means the organization nationally recognized by that name and surveys outpatient centers for surgical services upon their request and grants accreditation status to the outpatient center for surgical services that it finds meets its standards and requirements.
(2) "Medical director" means a physician licensed under Title 37, chapter 3 MCA, who oversees the services provided in an outpatient center for surgical services. The medical director may also serve in the outpatient center as a licensed health care professional. The medical director can also serve as the outpatient center administrator.
(3) "Outpatient center" for purposes of this subchapter, refers to an outpatient center for surgical services. Outpatient centers are limited to provide care for periods of less than 24 hours.
(4) "Safe manner" means that physicians and other clinical staff must follow acceptable surgical standards of practice in all phases of a surgical procedure, beginning with the preoperative preparation of the patient, through to the postoperative recovery and discharge.
History: 50-5-103, MCA; IMP, 50-5-103, MCA; NEW, 2013 MAR p. 1626, Eff. 9/6/13.