Summary: Safe VA anesthesia care is again at risk. In response, ASA is declaring the month of August to be “Veterans’ Summer.” Find resources to preserve safe care for Veterans.
Safe anesthesia care in VA is again at risk, with the combined threat of the VA’s existing “Stone Memo” and the new “supremacy initiative,” where VA declared federal supremacy over state licensure and scope-of-practice laws in the VA system in a November 2020 rule. To safeguard Veterans’ health and lives, and to ensure that Veterans continue to receive high-quality anesthesia care in VA facilities, ASA is declaring the month of August to be “Veterans’ Summer.” Our Veterans have earned and deserve the best, and your engagement is needed to ensure that physician-led anesthesia care is maintained in the VA.
Following are resources developed to make your engagement with your Congressional representatives and Senators successful. Please contact Grassroots@asahq.org with any questions.