June 29, 2007
North Carolina General Assembly Passes AA Licensure Bill
After three years, the North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation that woud provide for licensure of anesthesiologist assistants (AAs). AAs would administer anesthesia under the supervision of an anesthesiologist. H.B. 1492 is awaiting the governor's signature. If signed, North Carolina will become the 11th state (including the District of Columbia) to license AAs. North Carolina will join Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Vermont.
Congratulations to the North Carolina Society of Anesthesiologists for their hard work!