Area(s) for recovery in office surgery suites shall be provided in accordance with the functional program with the following minimum requirements.
A separate and distinct primary recovery area(s) shall be provided that is located within or adjacent to the operating room(s). It shall contain a minimum of one (1) recovery station per each operating room and shall not be part of the restricted area of the office surgery suite. There shall be 3 feet (0.9 m) of clear floor area around three sides of each recovery station for work and circulation.
The recovery area shall be located in direct view of the nurse station.
Cubicle curtains or other provisions for privacy during post-operative care shall be provided.
There shall be a dedicated handwashing station located in or immediately adjacent to the recovery area(s).