What is an Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC)?

An ASC is an occupancy that provides services or treatment to 4 or more patients that does one of two things:

  • renders patients incapable of self-preservation
  • provides outpatient surgical treatment requiring general anesthesia

Reference NFPA 101 The Life Safety Code (2012) 3.3.188.1 and NFPA 99 Health Care Facilities Code (2012) 3.3.6 for the official definition.

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