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Clarifications to the ASC Interpretive Guidelines
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ASCs may not limit surveyor ability to observe patient care and surveyors are not required to sign documents or provide proof of vaccinations in order to observe a surgical procedure, and obtain the consent of the operating physician prior to observing a surgical procedure. Surveyors will obtain patient's consent and conduct themselves in a manner that protects patient safety and that does not interfere with the operating physician or procedure.