Moderate Sedation in Deemed Ambulatory Organizations
Is an assessment for ‘proper recovery’ in a deemed status ambulatory facility only limited to general anesthesia patients?
No. Moderate and deep sedation are not without risks. As such, The Joint Commission includes these in its glossary definition of anesthesia and sedation. As a result, the requirements found at PC.03.01.07 apply to these levels of sedation, regardless of less stringent interpretation by organizational policy or interpretive guidelines.
Last updated on April 19, 2020
Chapter: Provision of Care Treatment and Services PC