Surgery center group applauds new regulation

It’s not every day an industry considers more regulations from government a win, but that is the case for surgery centers in the state.

The New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers has been supporting a bill that would require single-room surgery centers, typically part of doctor’s offices, to be licensed and inspected by the state’s health department just as multiroom centers are now.

Current law states that single rooms remain under the purview of the state Board of Medical Examiners.

Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill Monday that would make the change, after at least seven years in the Legislature.

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