Decision is a partial victory for Illinois surgery centers
IL legislative Joint Commission on Administrative Rules (JCAR) took action 10/22/2013 in Springfield to postpone a final decision on proposed changes to CON rules regarding ASCs. The proposed rules were opposed by both the IDPH ASTC Licensing Board and by ASCAI.
ASC leaders reached out to JCAR and to legislators who serve on JCAR to express concerns about the proposed CON rule changes which would require a new CON permit every time an existing ASC wants to add a new surgical specialty.
JCAR will next consider these rule changes at their 11/19/2013 meeting. ASCAI will encourage ASC leaders and members of the ASTC Licensing Board to meet with the CON Board prior to that time to discuss some changes to the proposed rules.
Additional information will be sent to ASCAI members and further action may be required to reach out to legislators and rulemakers.