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Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Alabama

NPAA Members Urged to Respond to Call To Action to Support Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

Posted over 7 years ago by Richard Brown

The Alabama Board of Medical Examiners has proposed an administrative rule that is an outrageous and radical assault on CRNA practice. It has implications for all CRNAs practicing in the state. We ask for your support in the ALANA’s efforts to defeat this proposed rule.

The proposed rule will prevent CRNAs from administering an epidural steroid block or an epidural blood patch and will effectively prohibit CRNA administration of any type of interventional pain management service. CRNAs deliver these services every day in Alabama and throughout the United States. If adopted, this rule will significantly decrease patients’ access to quality anesthesia care.

Download and read the documents below for more information. All comments must be submitted in writing to the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners no later than 4:30 p.m. October 5, 2010. The address for written comments is:

Patricia E. Shaner, Esq.
Office of General Counsel
Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners
Post Office Box 946
Montgomery, Alabama 36101-946

All documents found at this link:

Please send the ALANA a copy of all comments you have submitted, as well as any comments that you have been able to obtain from other parties, to:

Alabama Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Post Office Box 240757
Montgomery, AL 36214

Thank you for providing excellent and accessible anesthesia care in Alabama. We are depending on your support in protecting our patients and our nurse anesthesia practice rights. Watch the "Latest News" on the right hand column for any further updates.

Michael A. Fiedler, PhD, CRNA

Heather J. Rankin, MSN, CRNA
Practice Committee Chair