• 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

To advance and further patient safety and the practice of anesthesiology in Illinois through education, representation and advocacy of the Illinois anesthesiologist.


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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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The Legislative Journey to Independence Practice







The Legislative Journey to Independence Practice

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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SPRING 2017

APNs introduced legislation to modify their title to Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN).

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FALL 2017

APRN Legislation providing pathway to independent practice passes into law. CRNAs are excluded. Read more in News.
  • 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.

    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

  • SPRING 2017

    APNs introduced legislation to modify their title to Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN).

    Read more

  • FALL 2017

    APRN Legislation providing pathway to independent practice passes into law. CRNAs are excluded. Read more in News.
    LEGISLATION TO LICENSE ANESTHESIOLOGIST ASSISTANTS:  HB3205





    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.

    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



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