TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER b: HOSPITAL AND AMBULATORY CARE FACILITIES
PART 205 AMBULATORY SURGICAL TREATMENT CENTER LICENSING REQUIREMENTS
SECTION 205.410 EQUIPMENT


 

Section 205.410  Equipment

 

Equipment shall be in good working order and shall be available in numbers sufficient to provide quality patient care based on the types of procedures to be performed in the facility.

 

a)         Monitoring equipment, suction apparatus, oxygen and related items shall be available within the surgical and postoperative recovery areas.  Cardiac and pulmonary resuscitation equipment shall be available in all facilities.

 

b)         The facility shall have written policies and procedures and shall maintain documentation governing the care, use, decontamination, sterilization, storage and disposal of all materials to ensure that an adequate supply of sterile equipment, instruments and supplies is available for each procedure. Written policies and procedures shall include documentation that the facility has considered, selected and implemented nationally recognized guidelines, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publication, "Guidelines for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities" or "Guide to Infection Prevention in Outpatient Settings"; or the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) publication "Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices for Inpatient and Ambulatory Centers".  The policies, procedures and documentation shall include and address:

 

1)         Staff orientation and in-service training to understand and implement facility policies and procedures for infection control, and to adhere to manufacturer's instructions for receiving, decontaminating, cleaning, preparing, sterilizing and high-level disinfection, handling, storage and quality control of equipment, supplies and instruments;

 

2)         Preventive maintenance of all central supply service equipment pursuant to manufacturer's instructions or infection control guidelines; and

 

3)         The Infection Control Program (Section 205.550), which shall be under the direction of a designated qualified health care professional with training in infection control.

 

c)         The facility shall have written procedures to assure safety in storage and use of inhalation anesthetics and medical gases in accordance with NFPA 99.

 

d)         The facility shall have written procedures to assure the safety in storage and use of all narcotics and medications in accordance with State and federal law.

 

e)         Facilities using laser equipment shall maintain documentation that the equipment is registered with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency as is required by the Laser System Act of 1997.  The facility shall also have a written safety and maintenance program related to the use of the laser equipment.

 

(Source:  Amended at 38 Ill. Reg. 19208, effective September 9, 2014)