Kentucky Opts Out

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    Kentucky Gov. Beshear Removes Physician Supervision for Nurse Anesthetists



    Removal of federal requirement strongly supported by recent studies


    Park Ridge, Ill.—Kentucky has become the 17th state to opt out of the federal physician supervision requirement for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). A full one-third of all states have now taken advantage of a rule implemented by the Bush Administration in 2001 giving governors the ability to opt out of the supervision requirement and ensure citizens access to safe, cost-effective anesthesia care, especially in medically underserved areas.

    http://www.aana.com/newsandjournal/N...sthetists.aspx
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    Oh goodness... I live in KY too....
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    awesome, continue to contribute to PAC..
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    Quote from Brannray
    Oh goodness... I live in KY too....
    This is a good thing.
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    Good for KY! Now 1/3 of all states have opted out! I hope Arkansas will opt out in the near future. I live in Arkansas, work in a community hospital and no MD or DO signs my anesthesia record or behind me when I write orders (r/t anesthesia). Several months ago, the hospital said that the surgeons no longer had to sign our records or our orders because the state nursing laws allow CRNAs to use the hospitals DEA number. Does anyone know anything about this? Do other states allow this?
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    Quote from arnnar
    good for ky! now 1/3 of all states have opted out! i hope arkansas will opt out in the near future. i live in arkansas, work in a community hospital and no md or do signs my anesthesia record or behind me when i write orders (r/t anesthesia). several months ago, the hospital said that the surgeons no longer had to sign our records or our orders because the state nursing laws allow crnas to use the hospitals dea number. does anyone know anything about this? do other states allow this?
    http://www.arsbn.arkansas.gov/advpra...ctice.5.11.pdf

    ]crna
    the certified registered nurse anesthetistadministers anesthetics under the supervisionof a physician. hospitals or institutions maypermit a crna to act as their agent and ordercontrolled substances under their dea regis-tration. crnas may then order drugs preop-eratively and postoperatively in connectionwith the anesthetic and/or other operativeprocedure or invasive procedure. the crna,like all apns, is responsible for complying withall applicable state and federal laws and regu-lations related to medications.
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    Quote from wtbcrna
    http://www.arsbn.arkansas.gov/advpra...ctice.5.11.pdf

    ]crna
    the certified registered nurse anesthetistadministers anesthetics under the supervisionof a physician. hospitals or institutions maypermit a crna to act as their agent and ordercontrolled substances under their dea regis-tration. crnas may then order drugs preop-eratively and postoperatively in connectionwith the anesthetic and/or other operativeprocedure or invasive procedure. the crna,like all apns, is responsible for complying withall applicable state and federal laws and regu-lations related to medications.
    awesome. thanks!
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    Quote from ckh23

    This is a good thing.
    Yes it is!! =)


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