oaapn-hb548

OAAPN encourages all APRNs to support HB 548, a new legislative bill sponsored by Rep. Kirk Schuring and Rep. Robert Sprague and backed by our OSANA colleagues. The bill includes CRNA-specific language, which was once in HB 216, regarding the authority of certified registered nurse anesthetists to direct other healthcare professionals to administer drugs or perform clinical support functions. This legislation is not an expansion of CRNA scope of practice, but rather clarification of procedures that they were performing prior to a 2008 ruling by the Ohio Board of Nursing.