ASC Ventilator Inventory Survey

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AFL 20-37 From the California Department of Public Health

April 8, 2020

TO: Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs)

SUBJECT: ASC Ventilator Inventory Survey

All Facilities Letter (AFL) Summary

This AFL requests all ASCs to complete a survey on ventilator inventory to assist with Coronvirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) efforts.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is taking inventory of ventilators (e.g., anesthesia, medical, and transport) from ASCs across the state, that may be able to be redeployed to hospitals and other facilities caring for COVID-19 patients. ASCs that are already involved in regional/Medical Health Operational Area Coordinator (MHOAC) plans or ASCs that are part of a hospital surge plan should continue with those arrangements; however, CDPH requests all ASCs complete this survey, regardless of involvement in regional/MHOAC plans or hospital surge plans.

CDPH requests that the following information be reported by completing the Ventilator Inventory Survey:

  1. ASC involvement with regional, MHOAC, or hospital surge plans
  2. ASCs ability to provide ventilators
  3. The number of each type of ventilators available (anesthesia, medical, transport)
  4. ASCs interest in donating or selling ventilators

Please complete the Ventilator Inventory Survey by 5:00 P.M., Wednesday, April 15, 2020 for your facility.

For ASCs interested in donating or selling medical commodities to the State, please visit the State of California COVID-19 Medical Supply website.

If you have any questions about this AFL, please contact the CDPH Duty Officer at


Original signed by Heidi W. Steinecker

Heidi W. Steinecker
Deputy Director