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3 years 11 months ago

Colorado medical groups sue over anesthesia change

Doctors are trying to stop a new state policy allowing advanced-practice nurses to administer anesthesia without a doctor's supervision. The Colorado Society of Anesthesiologists and the Colorado Medical Society filed a lawsuit challenging the change Tuesday, a day after Gov. Bill Ritter approved it. Ritter said the move...

3 years 11 months ago

Colorado to allow nurses to give anesthesia

Colorado has joined 15 other states in allowing advanced-practice nurses to administer anesthesia without a doctor's supervision. Gov. Bill Ritter said Monday he made the change to help rural hospitals that don't have anesthesiologists on staff. Anesthesiologists fought the proposal, saying it would put lives at risk. ...

3 years 11 months ago

Governor Ritter changes rules on anesthesia

Gov. Bill Ritter announced Monday that Colorado will opt out of a federal Medicare rule that requires physician supervision in rural hospitals for certified registered nurse anesthetists. Colorado will join 15 other states - many of them large, Western and rural - that have opted out of the rule since...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Gov. Ritter could allow nurses to give anesthesia

Colorado could join 15 other states in allowing advanced-practice nurses to administer anesthesia without a doctor's supervision. The Denver Post reports Gov. Bill Ritter is leaning toward making the change to help rural hospitals who don't have anesthesiologists on staff. A decision is expected in the next two weeks....

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