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National Advocacy Day Secures More Support for ASC Legislation

Since ASCA hosted its annual National Advocacy Day earlier this year, five new cosponsors have joined the Outpatient Surgery Quality and Access Act of 2023 (H.R. 972/S. 312).

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ASCA Opposes FTC’s Ban on Noncompete Agreements

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted 3–2 to adopt the “Non-Compete Clause Rule,” or the final rule, last week. The final rule states that the use of noncompete agreements is an unfair method of competition and is thus comprehensively banned effective 120 days after the final rule’s publication in the Federal Register.

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AORN CEO to Retire

Linda K. Groah, RN, the chief executive officer (CEO) and executive director of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), has announced her plans to retire at the end of this year after a new CEO is selected, according to a release.

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Commonwealth Pain & Spine Breaks Ground for New ASC

Commonwealth Pain & Spine in Evansville, Indiana, announced a partnership with Woodward Development and Construction to build the first of many state-of-the-art, convenient and patient-centered ASCs.

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