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  334.400.  Definitions. — As used in sections 334.400 to 334.430, the following terms shall mean:

  (1)  "Anesthesiologist", a physician who has completed a residency in anesthesiology approved by the American Board of Anesthesiology or the American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology;

  (2)  "Anesthesiologist assistant", a person who meets each of the following conditions:

  (a)  Has graduated from an anesthesiologist assistant program accredited by the American Medical Association's Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation or by its successor agency;

  (b)  Has passed the certifying examination administered by the National Commission on Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants;

  (c)  Has active certification by the National Commission on Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants; and

  (d)  Provides health care services delegated by a licensed anesthesiologist;

  (3)  "Anesthesiologist assistant supervision agreement", a written agreement, jointly agreed upon protocols or standing order between a supervising anesthesiologist and an anesthesiologist assistant, which provides for the delegation of health care services from a supervising anesthesiologist to an anesthesiologist assistant and the review of such services;

  (4)  "Applicant", any individual who seeks to become licensed as an anesthesiologist assistant;

  (5)  "Continuing education", the offering of instruction or information to license holders for the purpose of maintaining or increasing skills necessary for the safe and competent practice of anesthetic care;

  (6)  "Department", the department of commerce and insurance or a designated agency thereof;

  (7)  "Immediately available", in the same physical location or facility in which the services are provided;

  (8)  "Physician", an individual licensed pursuant to this chapter to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery;

  (9)  "Supervision", medical direction by an anesthesiologist of an anesthesiologist assistant as defined in conditions of 42 CFR 415.110 which limits supervision to no more than four anesthesiologist assistants concurrently.

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(L. 2003 H.B. 390, A.L. 2008 S.B. 788)


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