Ambulatory Outpatient Surgical Centers (ASC) Licensing and Certification Program
An ambulatory surgery center (ASC) is a health care facility that specializes in providing surgery, pain management and certain diagnostic (e.g., colonoscopy) services in an outpatient setting. In simple terms ambulatory surgery center procedures are more intensive than that done in the average doctors office but not so intensive as to require a hospital stay.
Any facility that meets the definition of an ambulatory outpatient surgical center found in Indiana Code 16-18-2-14 must be licensed by the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) on an annual basis. The IDOH monitors the health care quality of ambulatory surgery centers through the licensure process. IDOH surveyors visit centers for licensure inspections.
Contact the Program
Indiana Department of Health
Division of Acute Care
2 North Meridian Street, 4A
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 233-7474 (Acute Care Receptionist)
(317) 233-1325 (IDOH Main Switchboard)
(317) 233-7472 [Administrative Assistant]
Report a Complaint or Incident to the IDOH
Report a complaint regarding a health care facility
Individuals can call or email to make complaints about care provided at any licensed or certified Indiana health care providers or suppliers.
Report an incident regarding a health care facility
The Incident Report Form is for health care facilities to notify the Indiana Department of Health of a reportable incident pursuant to the IDOH Reportable Unusual Occurrence Policy. The Incident Report Form is also for health care facility staff (nursing homes, intermediate care facilities, and hospice agencies) to report a reasonable suspicion of a crime against a resident pursuant to Federal regulations. This form is not to be used to file a complaint.
Laws and Regulations
Federal Laws and Regulations
State Laws and Rules
Program Information and Policies
- AC-2021-01-ASC Standing Waiver for Locating Server Storage of EMRs Off-Site
- AC-2019-01-ASC Standing Waiver for Use of NFPA 101 and NFPA 99 2012 Edition
- AC 2012-01 ASC Standing Waiver Podiatrist
- AC 2011-01 ASC Standing Waiver for Electronic Verification of Licensure, CSR Registration and DEA Registration