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.