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Provision of Care, Treatment, and Services (PC) Standards

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Element of Performance

In accordance with the facility’s policy and state scope-of-practice laws, anesthesia is administered only by the following individuals:
  • An anesthesiologist

  • A doctor of medicine or osteopathy other than an anesthesiologist

  • A doctor of dental surgery or dental medicine

  • A doctor of podiatric medicine

  • A certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) supervised by the operating practitioner except as provided in 42 CFR 482.52(c) regarding the state exemption for this supervision

  • An anesthesiologist’s assistant supervised by an anesthesiologist who is immediately available if needed

  • A supervised trainee in an approved educational program


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