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.
The Illinois Society
Honors our Physician
On National Doctor’s Day
we celebrate our anesthesiologists.
They are our heroes.
Our guardian angels.
Racism Undermines Public Health!
The ISA believes that racism undermines public health. We stand in solidarity against racism, violence and intolerance wherever it may occur. Included in our mission is ensuring all patients are treated with dignity and respect. This extends beyond the operating room. We will help any patient in need and we support the health and safety of every person.
ISA pledges to be a proactive voice that serves to educate our communities on how racism impacts our health. We promise to listen to our members and be part of the solution that helps our Black physicians.
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
Many thanks to the ISA Delegates that participated in the virtual Special Meeting of the House of Delegates this past weekend. The virtual format provided a means for us to keep the governance of the Society moving forward. However, it's just not the same as...
How many of your New Year’s predictions come true? At our 2019 ISA HOD, who could have predicted we would face something called COVID-19 that placed our specialty as a key frontline responder in Illinois?! Our last House of Delegates on April 27, 2019 had an...
The ISA believes that racism undermines public health. We stand in solidarity against racism, violence and intolerance wherever it may occur. Included in our mission is ensuring all patients are treated with dignity and respect. This extends beyond the operating room....
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