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Senate Bill 0273

Senate Bill 0273

ARCHIVE (2013)

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DIGEST OF SB 273 (Updated April 26, 2013 10:35 am - DI 104)

Professions and occupations. Requires anesthesiologist assistants to be licensed and to work under a supervising anesthesiologist. Requires the medical licensing board of Indiana to administer the licensure of anesthesiologist assistants. Makes it a Class B misdemeanor for an individual to profess to be an anesthesiologist assistant or use the title "anesthesiologist assistant" without being licensed. Removes and amends certain provisions providing for certification of dietitians to provide instead for licensure of dieticians. Requires that, with certain exceptions, an individual who: (1) professes to be a licensed dietitian; or (2) implies by words or letters that the individual is a licensed dietitian; must be licensed. Provides that an individual may not profess to be a certified music therapist or use the term "music therapy" to describe the therapy provided unless the individual holds and maintains the credentialing administered by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT), and provides for exceptions. Requires a certified music therapist to collaborate with the client's physician, psychologist, or other health or mental health professional. Allows a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) to administer anesthesia for a podiatrist if specified conditions are met. (Current law allows a CRNA to administer anesthesia under the direction of and in the immediate presence of a physician.) Requires the health finance commission to study during the 2013 legislative interim issues concerning: (1) CRNAs; and (2) ambulatory outpatient surgical centers.
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