During SB 1336 there was a great deal of discussion about modernizing the laws for CRNAs, many of which remain outdated. This was sometimes framed as "breaking up the team” or "changing standards" - a negative narrative that went so far, that in unprecedented fashion, national ASA leaders published an inflammatory video that failed to even speak to the issues at hand in Arizona.
On April 21st, Governor Ducey signed a significant update to CRNA scope of practice, specifically in regards to surgeon liability and prescriptive authority.
Who are the real beneficiaries of this new law? Let's find out.
The AZANA decided to address the false perception of surgeon liability for CRNAs for one primary reason - it affects every patient we care for. And that's because the false perception was affecting every CRNA, regardless of practice model.