CHAPTER 368aa

HEALTH CARE ACCREDITATION

Table of Contents

Sec. 19a-690. Magnetic resonance imaging accreditation.

Sec. 19a-691. Anesthesia accreditation.

Sec. 19a-692. Reserved


Sec. 19a-690. Magnetic resonance imaging accreditation. (a) Any licensed health care practitioner or practitioner group operating or replacing any magnetic resonance imaging equipment or providing any magnetic resonance imaging service shall obtain magnetic resonance imaging accreditation by the American College of Radiology, or its successor organization, for all equipment, services and personnel involved with such magnetic resonance imaging activities of such practitioner or practitioner group. Such accreditation shall be obtained not later than eighteen months after July 1, 2001, or eighteen months after the date on which such magnetic resonance imaging activities are first conducted, whichever is later. Upon the expiration of the applicable eighteen-month period, no magnetic resonance imaging equipment may be operated or replaced and no magnetic resonance imaging service may be provided by any such practitioner or practitioner group that does not receive accreditation as required by this section. Evidence of such accreditation shall be maintained at any facility at which magnetic resonance imaging equipment is operated or replaced or at which magnetic resonance imaging service is provided and shall be made available for inspection upon request of the Department of Public Health.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, any licensed health care practitioner or practitioner group that is accredited as provided in subsection (a) of this section shall continue to be subject to the obligations and requirements applicable to services provided and the acquisition of equipment by such practitioner or practitioner group, including, but not limited to, any applicable certificate of need requirements as provided in chapter 368z and any applicable licensure requirements as provided in chapter 368v.

(P.A. 01-50, S. 1, 4.)

History: P.A. 01-50 effective July 1, 2001.

Sec. 19a-691. Anesthesia accreditation. (a) Any office or unlicensed facility operated by a licensed health care practitioner or practitioner group at which moderate sedation/analgesia, deep sedation/analgesia or general anesthesia, as such levels of anesthesia are defined from time to time by the American Society of Anesthesiology, is administered shall be accredited by at least one of the following entities: (1) The Medicare program; (2) the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care; (3) the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc.; or (4) the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Such accreditation shall be obtained not later than eighteen months after July 1, 2001, or eighteen months after the date on which moderate sedation/analgesia, deep sedation/analgesia or general anesthesia is first administered at such office or facility, whichever is later. Upon the expiration of the applicable eighteen-month period, no moderate sedation/analgesia, deep sedation/analgesia or general anesthesia may be administered at any such office or facility that does not receive accreditation as required by this section. Evidence of such accreditation shall be maintained at any such office or facility at which moderate sedation/analgesia, deep sedation/analgesia or general anesthesia is administered and shall be made available for inspection upon request of the Department of Public Health. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any such office or facility operated by a practitioner holding a permit issued under section 20-123b.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, any office or unlicensed facility that is accredited as provided in subsection (a) of this section shall continue to be subject to the obligations and requirements applicable to such office or facility, including, but not limited to, any applicable certificate of need requirements as provided in chapter 368z and any applicable licensure requirements as provided in chapter 368v.

(P.A. 01-50, S. 2, 4.)

History: P.A. 01-50 effective July 1, 2001.

Sec. 19a-692. Reserved for future use.