Court: Nurse Anesthetists Do Not Need Doctor Supervision
Last week, an appeals court ruled that nurse anesthetists do not need a physician's supervision to administer anesthesia to California hospital patients. The case stems from a lawsuit that the California Medical Association filed over former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's (R) order allowing nurse anesthetists to give anesthesia without supervision. A CMA official said the association has not decided whether to appeal the ruling.
- "Calif. Court Rules Nurses Can Give Anesthetics" (Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, 3/19).