Illinois Ambulatory Surgery Center AssociationIASCA

News & Announcements

IASCA to Governor: Allow ASTCs to Use Their Expertise During Pandemic Response

posted: April 6, 2020

In April 6, 2020, correspondence with Governor JB Pritzker, IASCA President Sarah Gardner, CASC, calls for a review of laws and regulations that “prevent ASTCs from serving as alternative sites of service and providing hospital services during the pandemic response.”

The letter continues, “ASTCs statewide play a role in ensuring that communities' health needs are met during the pandemic, but without [temporary regulatory] waivers an essential part of the state’s surge capacity will remain unutilized.”

Read the Full Letter