Kansas opts out

  1. Became effective April 2, 2003


    March 31, 2003

    The Honorable Thomas A. Scully, Administrator
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    314G Hubert Humphrey Building
    200 Independence Ave., S.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20201

    Dear Mr. Scully,

    In accordance with the final rule published in the November 13, 2001
    Federal Register, Volume 66, Number 219, I am writing to notify you that
    the State of Kansas is electing a state exemption from the requirement for
    physician supervision of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) in
    the following regulations:
    ... Hospitals - 42 CFR 482.52 Condition of Participation: Anesthesia Services
    ... Critical Access Hospitals - 42 CFR 485.639 Condition of Participation;
    Surgical Services
    ... Ambulatory Surgical Centers - 42 CFR 416.42 Condition of Participation:
    Surgical Servies

    After consulting with the state Board of Nursing and Board of Healing Arts
    and other interested and affected parties regarding this matter, I have
    concluded that this exemption is consistent with Kansas state law and is in
    the best interests of Kansas citizens, rural communities and hospitals.
    Our state relies heavily on CRNAs; the majority of Kansas hospitals have
    only CRNA staff to provide surgical, obstetrical, and trauma stabilizing
    services.

    Please consider this full notification of Kansas' election for state
    exemption.

    Sincerely,

    KATHLEEN SEBELIUS
    Governor of the State of Kansas
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   WntrMute2
    It is a beautiful thing.
  4. by   VaMedic
    Woohoo! Finally a decent Governor
  5. by   Shamrock
    KANSAS ROCKS!! I know!! I live here and work part time on the F.M. Ranch
  6. by   alansmith52
    so how many does that make it. and lets have a list.
    matt
  7. by   smiling_ru
    Matt,
    Press Releases From AANA (Totals)

    Kansas
    Governor Sebelius Removes Physician Supervision for Nurse Anesthetists
    March 31, 2003

    New Mexico
    Governor Gary Johnson Removes Physician Supervision for Nurse Anesthetists
    November 1, 2002

    New Hampshire
    New Hampshire Becomes Fifth State to Opt Out of Federal Anesthesia Requirement
    June 11, 2002

    Minnesota
    Governor Jesse Ventura Removes Physician Supervision for Nurse Anesthetists
    April 22, 2002

    Idaho
    Governor Kempthorne Removes Physician Supervision for Nurse Anesthetists
    March 14, 2002

    Nebraska
    State Board of Medicine and Surgery Supports Removing Physician Supervision for Nebraska's Nurse Anesthetists
    February 25, 2002

    Iowa
    Iowa Becomes First State to Opt Out of Federal Anesthesia Requirement
    December 31, 2001

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