Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 34.2
Nurse Anesthetists

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-34.2-5

§ 5-34.2-5. Accountability — Scope of practice.

(a) Accountability. The nurse anesthetist shall be responsible and accountable to the consumer for his or her practice of nurse anesthesia as defined under this chapter.

(b) Scope of practice. The governing board of a licensed hospital or, in the case of a clinic or office a licensed anesthetist, physician, or dentist, shall determine the scope of practice of the nurse anesthetists. All responsibilities shall be in writing in the form prescribed by hospital or office policy. Additionally, nurse anesthetists shall practice in accordance with the current American Association of Nurse Anesthetists guidelines for nurse anesthesia practice if the nurse anesthetists guidelines for nurse anesthesia practice neither violate nor contradict hospital, clinic, or physician- or dentist-office bylaws, rules, regulations, and policies, nor this chapter.

History of Section.
P.L. 1991, ch. 265, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 435, § 1.