2011 ORS § 678.245¹
Definitions for ORS 678.245 to 678.285

As used in ORS 678.245 (Definitions for ORS 678.245 to 678.285) to 678.285 (Board regulation of nurse anesthetists):

(1) Anesthesiologist means a physician who has completed a residency program in anesthesiology that meets or exceeds the standards adopted by the Oregon Medical Board.

(2) Certified registered nurse anesthetist means a registered nurse licensed by the Oregon State Board of Nursing as a certified registered nurse anesthetist.

(3) Medical collaboration means approval of the anesthesia plan by an anesthesiologist and an anesthesiologist being readily available during the administration of anesthetic agents until the patients post-anesthesia condition is satisfactory and stable.

(4) Physician means a doctor of medicine or osteopathy licensed in Oregon under ORS chapter 677.

(5) Procedure means surgery, labor and delivery or other medical services in a hospital or ambulatory surgical center, as defined in ORS 442.015 (Definitions), rendered by a physician or other health care provider qualified by appropriate state license and hospital or center privileges or hospital or center written authorization to render such services. [1997 c.575 §1]

Note: 678.245 (Definitions for ORS 678.245 to 678.285) to 678.285 (Board regulation of nurse anesthetists) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 678 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.