|(a) In a licensed hospital or ambulatory surgical center, consistent
with facility policy or medical staff bylaws, a nurse anesthetist may select,
obtain, and administer drugs including determination of appropriate dosages,
techniques and medical devices for their administration and in maintaining
the patient in sound physiologic status pursuant to a physician's order for
anesthesia or an anesthesia-related service. This order need not be drug specific,
dosage specific, or administration-technique specific.
(b) Pursuant to a physician's order for anesthesia or an anesthesia-related
service, the nurse anesthetist may order anesthesia-related medications during
perianesthesia periods in the preparation for or recovery from anesthesia.
Another RN may carry out these orders.
(c) In providing anesthesia or an anesthesia-related service,
the nurse anesthetist shall select, order, obtain and administer drugs which
fall within categories of drugs generally utilized for anesthesia or anesthesia-related
services and provide the concomitant care required to maintain the patient
in sound physiologic status during those experiences.