Summary: Seventeen states have opted out of the federal requirement for physician supervision of nurse anesthetists. The list includes Iowa, Idaho, Nebraska, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Kansas, North Dakota, Washington, Alaska, Oregon, Montana, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Colorado, California and Kentucky.
California: Click here to see the complaint for the opt-out lawsuit.
Colorado: Click here to see the complaint for the opt-out lawsuit.
Position Paper: Click here to see ASA's position paper on opt-outs from the Medicare supervision requirement.