This was reported in this morning's Boston Globe
(Associated Press) Concord, NH.
--Governor Jeanne Sheheen said yesterday that she would allow specially trained nurses to administer anesthesia without a doctor's supervision, a policy sought by the states smallest hospitals.
"This assures quality health care, particularly surgical and maternity care, continues to be available in rural communities," said Shaheen spokeswoman Pam Walsh.
Tom Claremont, chairman of the Rural Health Coalition of 16 New Hampshire hospitals, said the decision was critical to allowing rural hospitals to offer surgical care in remote areas.:roll
The trend is moving east and that's a very good thing.
"timeo hominum unius libri" - Thomas Aquinas
("I fear the man who lives by only one book"...or a more modern translation might be "beware of religious fanatics")