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Title XII PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

Chapter 197

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  197.215.  License to issue, when — transfer or assignment of license, when — display required. — 1.  Upon receipt of an application for a license, the department of health and senior services shall issue a license if the applicant and ambulatory surgical center facilities or abortion facilities meet the requirements established under sections 197.200 to 197.240, and have provided affirmative evidence that:

  (1)  Each member of the surgical staff is a physician, dentist or podiatrist currently licensed to practice in Missouri, and each person authorized to perform or induce abortions is a physician currently licensed to practice in Missouri;

  (2)  Surgical procedures in ambulatory surgical centers shall be performed only by physicians, dentists or podiatrists, who at the time are privileged to perform surgical procedures in at least one licensed hospital in the community in which the ambulatory surgical center is located, thus providing assurance to the public that patients treated in the center shall receive continuity of care should the services of a hospital be required; alternatively, applicant shall submit a copy of a current working agreement with at least one licensed hospital in the community in which the ambulatory surgical center is located, guaranteeing the transfer and admittance of patients for emergency treatment whenever necessary;

  (3)  Continuous physician services or registered professional nursing services are provided whenever a patient is in the facility;

  (4)  Adequate medical records for each patient are to be maintained.

  2.  Upon receipt of an application for a license, or the renewal thereof, the department shall issue or renew the license if the applicant and program meet the requirements established under sections 197.200 to 197.240.  Each license shall be issued only for the persons and premises named in the application.  A license, unless sooner suspended or revoked, shall be issued for a period of one year.

  3.  Each license shall be issued only for the premises and persons or governmental units named in the application, and shall not be transferable or assignable except with the written consent of the department.  Licenses shall be posted in a conspicuous place on the licensed premises.

  4.  If, during the period in which an ambulatory surgical center license or an abortion facility license is in effect, the license holder or operator legally transfers operational responsibilities by any process to another person as defined in section 197.200, an application shall be made for the issuance of a new license to become effective on the transfer date.

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(L. 1975 S.B. 1 § 4, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1162, A.L. 2017 2d Ex. Sess. S.B. 5)

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