CRNA HB 191

 

OAAPN supports all APRNS’s in Ohio. As many of you know, the Ohio Association of Nurse Anesthetists (OSANA) has CRNA HB 191 currently in the Ohio House. The Chairman of House Health Committee (who is a physician) is willing to move the latest version of OSANA’s bill through the process of getting hearings and a potential vote in that committee. A link to the the final version of HB191 is below. Although this version includes the same reference to CRNA supervision as in current law, it does clarify the CRNA scope of practice and the ability of CRNAs to write orders. This is the version of the bill that legislators have accepted to have hearings on, and it is a positive step in moving CRNA practice forward.

Legislators are hearing from physicians who oppose this Bill and OSANA need them to hear from you too!  Please take a minute to send the following two e-mails – one to the Ohio House Leadership and one to the Ohio Health Committee.

Latest version of HB 191

 

The following letter goes to members of the Ohio House Leadership (letter follows the list of names & e-mails):

Click on the email below and paste the letter that follows for the OHIO HOUSE LEADERSHIP in your email. Remember to insert your name and designations at the end of the letter before sending.

Rep. Ryan Smith – rep93@ohiohouse.gov
Rep. Kirk Schuring – rep48@ohiohouse.gov
Rep. Sarah LaTourette – rep76@ohiohouse.gov
Rep. Bill Reinke – rep88@ohiohouse.gov
Rep. Bill Seitz – rep30@ohiohouse.gov
Rep. Thomas Patton – rep07@ohiohouse.gov

SUBJECT: Support for Ohio’s Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

As a member of Ohio’s House Leadership, I am writing to ask for your support for substitute House Bill 191. The legislation asks to clarify the scope of practice for Ohio’s Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, making it consistent with our training, education, and certification. This legislation is PERMISSIVE in its construct. Medical staffs at individual facilities would determine the scope of practice for their nurse anesthetists through the credentialing and privileging process.

Practically, the only expansion to the scope of practice would translate to a CRNAs ability to place orders on our patients inside the facility where we work during the period before and after we provide anesthesia. This would require that the ORC define us as “prescribers”, but with the bill containing explicit language restricting us from writing a prescription for any patient to take outside the facility.

I sincerely ask your support for this legislation to bring Ohio’s CRNA scope of practice more in line the vast majority of other states, assuring that Ohioans receive safe, efficient anesthesia care.

Sincerely,
Insert your name and designation(s)

 

ALMOST DONE! The following letter goes to members of the Ohio Health Committee
(Letter is after list of names & e-mails):

Click on the email below and paste the letter that follows in your email for the Ohio House Health Committee members.

Remember to insert your name and designations at the end of the letter before sending.

Stephen Huffman- rep80@ohiohouse.gov
Niraj Antani – rep42@ohiohouse.gov
James Butler – rep41@ohiohouse.gov
Mike Duffey – rep21@ohiohouse.gov
Jay Edwards – rep94@ohiohouse.gov
Tim Ginter – rep05@ohiohouse.gov
Terry Johnson – rep90@ohiohouse.gov
Candice Keller – rep53@ohiohouse.gov
Darrell Kick – rep70@ohiohouse.gov
Derek Merrin – rep47@ohiohouse.gov
Mark Romanchuk – rep02@ohiohouse.gov
Nickie Antonio – rep13@ohiohouse.gov
John Barnes – rep12@ohiohouse.gov
Bernadine Kent – rep25@ohiohouse.gov
Michele Lepore-Hagan – rep58@ohiohouse.gov
Emilie Sykes – rep34@ohiohouse.gov
Thomas West – rep49@ohiohouse.gov
Theresa Gavarone – rep03@ohiohouse.gov

Subject: Support for Ohio’s Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

 As a member of the House Health Committee, I am writing to ask for your support for substitute House Bill 191. The legislation asks to clarify the scope of practice for Ohio’s Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, making it consistent with our training, education, and certification. This legislation is PERMISSIVE in its construct. Medical staffs at individual facilities would determine the scope of practice for their nurse anesthetists through the credentialing and privileging process.

Practically, the only expansion to the scope of practice would translate to a CRNAs ability to place orders on our patients inside the facility where we work during the period before and after we provide anesthesia. This would require that the ORC define us as “prescribers”, but with the bill containing explicit language restricting us from writing a prescription for any patient to take outside the facility.

I sincerely ask your support for this legislation to bring Ohio’s CRNA scope of practice more in line the vast majority of other states, assuring that Ohioans receive safe, efficient anesthesia care.

Sincerely,
Insert your name and designation(s)

Thank you!

For more information on CRNA HB 191, stay tuned on our blog.