March 16, 2022
ASA Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan Legislation to Maintain Physician-Led Care at VA
Last week, Congressman David Scott (GA-13), Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) and Congressman Andrew Garbarino (NY-02) introduced H.R. 7048, the Protect Lifesaving Anesthesia Care for Veterans Act. ASA is pleased to support this bipartisan legislation that requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to retain the Anesthesia Team model currently used in VA –– where physician anesthesiologists lead a team of nurse anesthetists to provide care to Veterans. ASA opposes any effort to eliminate highly trained physician anesthesiologists from the surgical teams taking care of Veterans and applauds Reps. Scott, Turner and Garbarino for their leadership on this issue.
Read a summary of the legislation.
Read ASA’s press release on the legislation.