Publication Date: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Some states impose facility and/or operational requirements on non-hospital facilities that provide office-based surgery, procedures and/or anesthesia/sedation (OBS). These laws may regulate various aspects of the facilities’ physical environment and operations (e.g., must the facility be licensed, have nursing staff, or have recovery rooms). Further, these laws are often triggered by the use of anesthesia/sedation, and/or by the performance of particular types of medical interventions.

This legal map showcases OBS laws in effect as of August 1, 2016.

This map is part of a suite of legal maps on targeted regulation of abortion provider (TRAP) and OBS laws created through a partnership with Bonnie Scott Jones, JD, and Sara Daniel, MPH, of Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health Care (ANSIRH), who conceptualized and designed the study.