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  334.400.  Definitions. — As used in sections 334.400 to 334.430, the following terms shall mean:

  (1)  "Anesthesiologist", a physician who has completed a residency in anesthesiology approved by the American Board of Anesthesiology or the American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology;

  (2)  "Anesthesiologist assistant", a person who meets each of the following conditions:

  (a)  Has graduated from an anesthesiologist assistant program accredited by the American Medical Association's Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation or by its successor agency;

  (b)  Has passed the certifying examination administered by the National Commission on Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants;

  (c)  Has active certification by the National Commission on Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants; and

  (d)  Provides health care services delegated by a licensed anesthesiologist;

  (3)  "Anesthesiologist assistant supervision agreement", a written agreement, jointly agreed upon protocols or standing order between a supervising anesthesiologist and an anesthesiologist assistant, which provides for the delegation of health care services from a supervising anesthesiologist to an anesthesiologist assistant and the review of such services;

  (4)  "Applicant", any individual who seeks to become licensed as an anesthesiologist assistant;

  (5)  "Continuing education", the offering of instruction or information to license holders for the purpose of maintaining or increasing skills necessary for the safe and competent practice of anesthetic care;

  (6)  "Department", the department of commerce and insurance or a designated agency thereof;

  (7)  "Immediately available", in the same physical location or facility in which the services are provided;

  (8)  "Physician", an individual licensed pursuant to this chapter to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery;

  (9)  "Supervision", medical direction by an anesthesiologist of an anesthesiologist assistant as defined in conditions of 42 CFR 415.110 which limits supervision to no more than four anesthesiologist assistants concurrently.


(L. 2003 H.B. 390, A.L. 2008 S.B. 788)

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