2017 ORS 678.278¹
Provision of nurse anesthetist services in offices

(1) A certified registered nurse anesthetist may deliver the following services without medical collaboration in connection with a procedure performed in an office:

(a) Assessment of the health status of the patient as that status relates to the relative risks associated with anesthetic management of the patient;

(b) Determination and administration of an appropriate anesthesia plan, including selecting, ordering and administering anesthetic agents, managing and monitoring airways and recording information related to vital signs, life support, mechanical support, fluid management and electrolyte and blood component balance;

(c) Any action necessary to counteract problems that may develop during implementation of an anesthesia plan; and

(d) Necessary or routine post-anesthesia care.

(2) Consistent with the provisions of ORS 678.245 (Definitions for ORS 678.245 to 678.285) to 678.285 (Board regulation of nurse anesthetists) and rules adopted under ORS 678.285 (Board regulation of nurse anesthetists), an office may adopt a policy under which the delivery of anesthesia services in connection with a procedure by a certified registered nurse anesthetist in the office is:

(a) A practice by an independent health care provider; or

(b) Subject to any requirement relating to patient health and safety. [2013 c.406 §3]

Note: See note under 678.245 (Definitions for ORS 678.245 to 678.285).

Chapter 678

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Disclosure by Board of Nursing of names, business and home addresses of registered and licensed practical nurses, (1982) Vol. 42, p 382; licensing require­ments for hospital technicians employed by state correc­tional facilities, (1987) Vol 45, p 188

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 678—Nurses; Nursing Home Administrators, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors678.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 678, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano678.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.