Safety

Adverse Patient Incident Data 

The ASDSA supports the passage of state legislation and/or the implementation of state regulations calling for the mandatory reporting of adverse patient incidents.  Such reporting should be based on the well-regarded Florida Board of Medicine reporting requirements.   

 The ASDSA supports state legislation and/or state regulation to ensure that adequate privacy protections are adopted along with reporting regulations so that members and other office-based physicians are not made vulnerable to malpractice challenges unnecessarily.  

Office-Based Anesthesia 

Regulations pertaining to anesthesia services in medical offices must be reasonable, appropriate and fair.  

The ASDSA recognizes that the majority of deaths and injuries associated with surgery in the office setting has occurred during the performance of multiple procedures in one sitting under general anesthesia.  The ASDSA supports restrictions or banning of these techniques in the office setting.