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.
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.
Advisory Letters and Orders
Contact the Program
| Indiana Department of Health|
Division of Acute & Continuing Care
2 North Meridian Street, 4A
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Acute Care Receptionist: 317-233-7474|
IDOH Main Switchboard: 317-233-1325
Administrative Assistant: 317-233-7472
Laws and Regulations
- Federal Laws and Regulations
- State Laws and Rules