News & Observer: Nurse anesthetists dispute bill that calls for doctor supervision

From the News & Observer

Article by Renee Elder

RALEIGH — Nurse anesthetists from across the state packed a hearing room at the N.C. General Assembly on Wednesday to show their dislike of a bill that calls for a physician to formally supervise their work.

Certified nurse anesthetists now may work either “in collaboration with” or “under supervision of” doctors, an arrangement that bill sponsors say leaves the CNA-physician relationship vulnerable to interpretation and possible litigation.


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