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Senate Bill 550 has been introduced.

Senate Bill 550 Press Release

Senate Bill 550

Michigan Radio- New bill would improve access to anesthesia in Michigan hospitals

WCMU Radio- Nurse Anesthetists Association hopes new legislation will give them more power over care



March 2014 Federal Trade Commission Report on Eliminated Restrictive Requirements for CRNAs and other APRNs



Researchers Find No Differences in Care Provided by CRNAs and Anesthesiologists

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January Marks 10-Year Anniversary of Landmark Ensuring Montanans Access to Safe, Cost-Effective Anesthesia Care

Ten years ago this month Montana became the 12th state to opt out of the federal physician supervision requirement for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs).  The landmark decision by then Governor Judy Martz, which was supported by the Montana Association of Nurse Anesthetists (MTANA), ensured Montana access to safe, cost-effective anesthesia care, particularly in rural and other medically underserved areas of the state.

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FTC: Consumers and Competition The Winners in Massachusetts Advanced Practice Nursing Bill

The Massachusetts Association of Nurse Anesthetists, the Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, and the Massachusetts Chapter of the Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners announced today that proposed legislation that would remove certain outdated physician supervision requirements for advanced practice nurses in Massachusetts has received favorable analysis from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

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