Office-Based Surgical Procedures Tool Kit

You can utilize medical professional liability information, tools, and sample documents to help reduce risk exposure associated with office-based surgeries. See the Office-Based Surgical Procedures Tool Kit in the secure services portal.

Common office-based surgeries include:

  • Lesion/skin tag removal and biopsies
  • Pain management
  • Endometrial ablations
  • LASIK eye surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Aesthetic/plastic

The tool kit provides information, guidance, and resources on risk reduction strategies in the following areas:

  • State-specific regulations and informed consent or refusal
  • Pre-operative and intra-procedural monitoring checklists
  • Sample forms for anesthesia, post-operation, etc.
  • Self-audit tools for practice improvement and patient satisfaction
  • Staff competency checklists

Office-Based Surgical Procedure Requirements

Your state may have specific training and professional requirements for physicians and healthcare professionals that perform office-based surgeries. Some requirements may include:

  • Training and experience
  • Proper patient monitoring
  • Transfer agreements
  • Peer review processes
  • Office accreditation 
  • Written informed consent
  • Anesthesia administration
  • Board certifications
  • Cardiac life support training

You can help reduce and control risk in your practice, which is only fair. 


Contact a Risk Resource Advisor

If you have a risk management question and would like to speak with a Risk Resource Advisor, call 844-223-9648 or email

Sample Office-Based Surgical Pre-Procedure Checklist

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Two Minutes: What's the Risk? YouTube Series

Our Risk Resource Department's on-going YouTube series features proven loss prevention techniques.

Watch the videos on our Two Minutes: What's the Risk? page or on the Risk Resource YouTube channel.