WHAT WE DO
To advance and further patient safety and the practice of anesthesiology in Illinois through education, representation and advocacy of the Illinois anesthesiologist.
ILLINOIS VOTERS HAVE SPOKEN
94% want a physician led team administering anesthesia for their family (only 4% want a nurse anesthetist without physician supervision).
64% oppose Illinois legislation permiting nurse anesthetists to administer anesthesia & respond to anesthesia emergencies without the involvement of a physician.
The Legislative Journey to Independence Practice
ISA believes that only physicians have the clinical expertise and training to exercise independent medical judgment.
Preserved physician supervision of APNs.
APNs may prescribe five Schedule II drugs under limited circumstances.
APNs may prescribe Schedule II drugs under limited circumstances.
Clarified that an agreement outside of an employment arrangement may not restrict APNs from contracting with Medicare, or other health plans.
APNs introduced legislation to modify their title to Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN).
APRN Legislation providing pathway to independent practice passes into law. CRNAs are excluded. Read more in News.
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 home state.
Bill drafted by ISA filed in House.
Assigned to House Rules Committee.
Re-sent to Rules Committee where currently sits. Needs voices to get out of committee.
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.
Usually held in March
Annual event held in Springfield when we canvass the state capitol to speak to legislators and explain the perspective of physician anesthesiologists. Anesthesiologists must remain engaged with those who implement the changes that will ultimately affect patient safety.
ISA House of Delegates
Meeting held every April for members to get updates on issues and future legislation that could impact anesthesiology, vote on resolutions, and have a voice in what ISA supports each year.
LATEST ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
Sean Adams, MD, FASA ISA President, 2019-2020 The Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists was founded in 1948, and here we are 71 years later stronger than ever and confident that the future will be even better. I thank Dr. Ori Gottlieb, who has provided many years of...
Michael G. Haske, Jr., MD ISA District 2 Delegate At its Practice Management Dinner last Fall, the ISA welcomed the ASA’s Chief Quality Officer, Alex Hannenberg, MD, to lecture on Quality Measures, MACRA & Bundled Care, with a focus on “Value vs. Volume.”...
In June of 2018, the United States had shortages on 182 drugs and medical supplies, according to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The list includes IV bags, injectable morphine, anesthetics, analgesics, antibiotics, electrolytes, cancer drugs, and...
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