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|NYSANA President to Testify Before Joint Legislative Subcommittee on Health on February 12|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NYSANA President Dr. Cheryl Spulecki to Deliver Testimony at Joint Legislative Hearing on Health/Medicaid
ALBANY, N.Y. – Dr. Cheryl Spulecki, president of the New York State Association of Nurse Anesthetists (NYSANA), will testify today before the Joint Legislative Subcommittee on Health.
Dr. Spulecki will ask members of the Legislature to support a bill advanced by Gov. Cuomo that would amend state education law and recognize Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) as Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs). The provision would allow CRNAs to practice to their full scope based on education, training and experience.
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“More than 30 years of scientific studies have demonstrated that CRNAs administer safe, quality care with patient outcomes equivalent to anesthesiologists. CRNAs practice in every setting where anesthesia is offered, for every type of procedure,” Dr. Spulecki will say in her testimony. “Our 1,600 members are asking you to finally achieve what 48 other states have already done and grant Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists full scope of practice. In the meantime, CRNAs will continue providing safe, high-quality and cost-effective anesthesia services to the residents of this state.”
NYSANA is the statewide professional association representing the interests of over 1,600 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists providing high quality, safe and cost-effective anesthesia care to residents across of New York State in every setting anesthesia services are provided.