30 Jan: Vitale Bill To Expand Oversight, Regulation Of One-Room Surgical Practices Approved By Senate Health Panel

TRENTON – The Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee unanimously approved legislation today sponsored by the Committee’s Chairman, Senator Joseph F. Vitale that would require single-room surgical practices to conform to the same level of oversight and regulation reserved for facilities that have two or more surgical rooms in order to protect patients.

“This legislation is about patient health and safety,” said Senator Vitale (D-Middlesex). “As the practice of medicine advances and more and more procedures can be done on a same-day basis right in a physician’s office it’s imperative that we know care is being provided in a safe and sanitary environment.”