American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc.
Policy Statement on Accreditation of Office Facilities
It is the position of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc. that plastic surgery performed under anesthesia, other than minor local anesthesia and/or minimal oral tranquilization, must be performed in a surgical facility that meets at least one of the following criteria:
- Accredited by a national or state recognized accrediting agency/organization such as the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care or the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations
- Certified to participate in the Medicare program under Title XVIII
- Licensed by the state in which the facility is located.
A three year phase-in of this policy starting June 30, 1999, the original ratification date, is stipulated to allow adequate time for members to meet the above criteria. Members are expected to meet this mandate by July 1, 2002.
Approved by the ASPS Board of Directors, February 12, 2000
Approved by the ASAPS Board of Directors, February 19, 2000