I have found several discussions that cover LPN's supervising RN's but none of the articles quite fit my situation. I work at an ASC that has experienced a huge turnover and has not replaced the employees sufficiently. Recently the scrub tech was named as the "OR Manager" and was announced to the staff as being responsible for "everyone" including the RN's when the DON is not present. I have no issue with who is in charge and what degree this person may or may not have, my concern lies in the legality of who is in charge. Besides the RN's obvious liability for the patient's, does this place our RN's in a legal dilemma?