Office location standards
Offices must meet all local, state and federal zoning and accessibility requirements for businesses.
Standards for offices in residences and non-traditional sitesOffices in residences and other non-related business sites must comply to the following standards.
- A designated office site must be used as a "single purpose" space during established business hours to maintain patient confidentiality.
- A designated office site must be in compliance with local zoning requirements for businesses, and this will be verified as a part of the credentialing process.
- A designated office site must have a dedicated entrance and waiting area and cannot share common space with others (business or residential). There must be a physical separation from other areas not used for business purposes.
- Providers with an office site in a residence, church, or another facility, which serves another function, must demonstrate that they carry general liability insurance in addition to professional liability insurance.