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Judge: CRNAs don’t need physician supervision

The Colorado Court of Appeals has affirmed that Colorado state law does not require certified registered nurse anesthetists to be supervised by a physician.   In a ruling yester, the court said that former Gov. Bill Ritter acted within his rights by opting out of the federal requirement for advance-practice registered nurses.   “We are… Continue Reading Judge: CRNAs don’t need physician supervision

Colo. medical groups sue over anesthesia change

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Doctors are trying to stop a new state policy allowing advanced-practice nurses to administer anesthesia without a doctor’s supervision. The Colorado Society of Anesthesiologists and the Colorado Medical Society filed a lawsuit challenging the change Tuesday, a day after Gov. Bill Ritter approved it. Ritter said the move is aimed at helping rural hospitals that… Continue Reading Colo. medical groups sue over anesthesia change

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