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Title: Section 755.4 - Anesthesia services

755.4 Anesthesia services. The operator shall ensure that:

(a) an anesthesiologist, licensed by and currently registered with the New York State Education Department, and who meets the definition of a qualified specialist, is responsible for the anesthesia services and may fulfill the requirement for medical director;

(b) administration of anesthesia is in accordance with current standards of professional practice;

(c) anesthesia is administered by only a qualified anesthesiologist, or a physician or dentist qualified to administer anesthesia, or a certified registered nurse anesthetist;

(d) when nonphysicians administer anesthesia, the anesthetist must be under the direct personal supervision of a qualified physician, who may be the operating surgeon;

(e) the person administering the anesthesia, other than local anesthesia, is not the operating surgeon; and

(f) a physician examines each patient immediately prior to surgery to evaluate the risk to anesthesia and the procedure to be performed.


VOLUME E (Title 10)