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Physician Supervision of CRNAs

Massachusetts regulation on supervision of a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

243 CMR 2:10

The Board of Registration in Medicine’s regulation 243 CMR 2:10 provides that a physician may be a supervising physician for any advanced practice nurse engaged in prescriptive practice if he/she has completed training approved by the ACGME or RCPSC in a specialty area appropriately related to the nurse’s area of practice, is Board-certified in a specialty area appropriately related to the nurses area of practice, or has hospital admitting privileges in a specialty area appropriately related to the nurse’s area of practice.  This regulation includes advanced practice nurses who practice pursuant to MGL 112 sec. 80 H.   A physician who is not an anesthesiologist may be a supervising physician for a CRNA as long as he/she complies with the requirements of 243 CMR 2:10.

Approved by the Board on December 21, 2011

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