Friday, February 4, 2011

Nurse Anesthetists' Scope of Practice Challenged in CA

Yesterday, reported that the California Medical Association (CMA) and the California Society of Anesthesiologists (CSA) have challenged nurse anesthetists' ability to give anestethics without the supervision of a physician. This challenge looks to overturn a decision made by Gov. Schwarzenegger in June of 2009 that allowed the sate of California to 'opt out' of federal regulation requiring physicians to oversee nurse anesthetists during the treatment of Medicare beneficiaries. Currently, California is one of sixteen states that have opted out of this regulation.

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