Useful Links

Below are a list of links TASCA has compiled that you may want to reference as a resource for your ASC.

Accreditation & Certification Links

Government & Regulatory Links
The Official Web Site of the State of Tennessee
Tennessee Department of Health – Health Care Facilities Home Page
Rules of the Tennessee Department of Health, Standards for Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Centers
Tennessee General Assembly Home Page
ASC Quality Reporting Program Website

Health & Safety Links
Center for Disease Control
The National Alliance for the Primary Prevention of Sharps Injuries
National Patient Safety Foundation
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
National Coalition on Healthcare
National Center for Patient Safety
Medical Errors
Institute for Safe Medication Practices
National Quality Forum
ASC Quality Collaboration
OSHA Active Assailant Policy Help

Health Related Associations
ASC Association
American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
World Health Organization
TMA - Tennessee Medical Association
THA - Tennessee Hospital Association
TN Nurses Association

Other ASC Related Links
Outpatient Surgery Magazine
American Gastroenterological Association
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
OR Manager Inc

COVID-19 Resources

*Update* CMS Mandates Healthcare Worker COVID-19 Vaccination - Click here for more info
CMS Issues Updated Surveyor Guidelines for ASCs - Click here for info