• SUSTAINING AND ADVANCING THE PRACTICE OF ANESTHESIOLOGY

    SUSTAINING AND ADVANCING THE PRACTICE OF ANESTHESIOLOGY

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  • SUSTAINING AND ADVANCING THE PRACTICE OF ANESTHESIOLOGY

    SUSTAINING AND ADVANCING THE PRACTICE OF ANESTHESIOLOGY

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  • SUSTAINING AND ADVANCING THE PRACTICE OF ANESTHESIOLOGY

    SUSTAINING AND ADVANCING THE PRACTICE OF ANESTHESIOLOGY

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  • SUSTAINING AND ADVANCING THE PRACTICE OF ANESTHESIOLOGY

    SUSTAINING AND ADVANCING THE PRACTICE OF ANESTHESIOLOGY

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WHAT WE DO

We foster and advance practice management for our members with information and education. We engage with policymakers to advocate for legislation and policies crucial to sustaining our members' practices and which provide physician-led, patient-centered, safe medical care. We drive change that is good for the overall success of anethesiology as a discipline in the House of Medicine.


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ILLINOIS VOTERS HAVE SPOKEN

 

94% want a physician led team administering anesthesia for their family (only 4% want a nurse anesthetist without physician supervision).

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64% oppose Illinois legislation permiting nurse anesthetists to administer anesthesia & respond to anesthesia emergencies without the involvement of a physician.

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INDEPENDENT PRACTICE FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES







INDEPENDENT PRACTICE FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES

ISA believes that only physicians have the clinical expertise and training to exercise independent medical judgment.

2007

Preserved physician supervision of APNs.

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2009

APNs may prescribe five Schedule II drugs under limited circumstances.

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2011

APNs may prescribe Schedule II drugs under limited circumstances.

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2014

Clarified that an agreement outside of an employment arrangement may not restrict APNs from contracting with Medicare, or other health plans.

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2017

PENDING LEGISLATIVE ACTION: APNs have introduced legislation to modify their title to Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN).

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  • 2007

    Preserved physician supervision of APNs.

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  • 2009

    APNs may prescribe five Schedule II drugs under limited circumstances.

    Read more

  • 2011

    APNs may prescribe Schedule II drugs under limited circumstances.

    Read more

  • 2014

    Clarified that an agreement outside of an employment arrangement may not restrict APNs from contracting with Medicare, or other health plans.

    Read more

  • 2017

    PENDING LEGISLATIVE ACTION: APNs have introduced legislation to modify their title to Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN).

    Read more

    INTRODUCING LEGISLATION TO LICENSE ANESTHESIOLOGIST ASSISTANTS:  HB3205







    INTRODUCING LEGISLATION TO LICENSE ANESTHESIOLOGIST ASSISTANTS: HB3205

    With passage of this bill, Illinois will join most states in midwest which already license AAs and will allow AAs from Illinois working in other states to return to their homes.

    February 25, 2015

    Bill drafted by ISA filed in House.

    March 10, 2015

    Assigned to House Rules Committee.

    March 27, 2015

    Re-sent to Rules Committee where currently sits. Needs voices to get out of committee.

    August 2016

    Continuing to explore avenues with other stakeholders that will secure licensure for AAs.
    • February 25, 2015

      Bill drafted by ISA filed in House.
    • March 10, 2015

      Assigned to House Rules Committee.
    • March 27, 2015

      Re-sent to Rules Committee where currently sits. Needs voices to get out of committee.
    • August 2016

      Continuing to explore avenues with other stakeholders that will secure licensure for AAs.

       

      The new avalanche of administrative requirements with ICD10, MACRA, and every other acronym seems overwhelming if not depressing. It's a great feeling to discover that no anesthesiologist is alone in this modern world. Illinois has an amazing talent pool to meet any challenge. Being a member of ISA helps me feel good about being a physician these days.

      SEAN ADAMS, M.D. | ISA SECRETARY



      • Professional Event ASA LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE: MAY 14-16, 2018
      • Professional Event HOUSE OF DELEGATES: APRIL 21, 2018

      LATEST ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS

      HB 2975 would license Anesthesiologist Assistants as part of a physician-led team. New health care delivery system reforms hinge on a team-based approach to patient care. Anesthesiologists have been the leaders by practicing in a team care model...
       HB 312, HB 313, SB 625, and SB 642 would create a pathway for independent practice for advanced practice nurses. Contact your state legislator and let them know :* Over the years there has been many negotiations between physicians and nurs...
      HB 3382 seeks to remove the requirement that physicians remain physically present and available during delivery of anesthesia administered by a nurse anesthetist. Contact your state legislator and let them know that: ‚Äč* Anesthesia is u...
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