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Are crnas obligated to practice under supervision of an anesthesiologist?
5 doctors weighed in

1 doctor agrees
In brief: Usually...
It depends on where you practice.
CRNAs are usually required to practice under the supervision of an anesthesiologist. They can also practice under the supervision of the surgeon.

In brief: Usually...
It depends on where you practice.
CRNAs are usually required to practice under the supervision of an anesthesiologist. They can also practice under the supervision of the surgeon.
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not always
In some states, the governor has chosen to "opt out" of the medicare requirement for nurse anesthetists to be supervised by an anesthesiologist or by any other physician.
In other states, physician supervision is required by law. The anesthesia care team, where a nurse anesthetist is supervised by an anesthesiologist, is widely used as a model of very safe and cost-effective anesthesia care.

In brief: Not always
In some states, the governor has chosen to "opt out" of the medicare requirement for nurse anesthetists to be supervised by an anesthesiologist or by any other physician.
In other states, physician supervision is required by law. The anesthesia care team, where a nurse anesthetist is supervised by an anesthesiologist, is widely used as a model of very safe and cost-effective anesthesia care.
Dr. Karen Sibert
Dr. Karen Sibert
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
In brief: No
They must work under a physician.
...Not necessarily an anesthesiologist.

In brief: No
They must work under a physician.
...Not necessarily an anesthesiologist.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Karen Sibert
Not in states which have "opted out" of the physician supervision requirement by CMS.
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