Certified registered nurse anesthetists; supervision during an operation or procedure. (SB33)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) with support from co-patron Sen. Todd E. Pillion (R-Abingdon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Supervision of certified registered nurse anesthetists; work group; report. Clarifies that supervision of a certified registered nurse anesthetist requires that a licensed doctor of medicine, osteopathy, podiatry, or dentistry is present during an operation or procedure or is immediately available to respond and provide patient care as needed. The bill directs the Secretary of Health and Human Resources, in collaboration with the Board of Medicine, Board of Nursing, and Department of Health Professions, to convene a work group of relevant stakeholders to evaluate and make recommendations to increase the anesthesia provider workforce in the Commonwealth. The bill requires the work group to report its recommendations to the Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Education and Health and the House Committee on Health and Human Services by November 1, 2024. Read the Bill »


According to the Fiscal Impact Statement, this legislation is expected to have a minimal fiscal impact. It states that the provisions of the bill can be absorbed within existing resources, indicating that no additional funding or budget amendment is necessary. The specific agencies or political subdivisions affected by the legislation are the Department of Health Professions and the Secretary of Health and Human Resources.

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Bill Has Failed


12/16/2023Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101199D
12/16/2023Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/16/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB33)
01/16/2024Assigned Education and Health Sub: Health Professions
01/19/2024Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2024Reported from Education and Health with substitute (11-Y 2-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
01/25/2024Committee substitute printed 24105112D-S1
01/26/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB33S1)
01/29/2024Read second time
01/29/2024Reading of substitute waived
01/29/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24105112D-S1
01/29/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB33S1
01/30/2024Read third time and passed Senate (34-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Placed on Calendar
02/13/2024Read first time
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on Health and Human Services
02/13/2024Assigned sub: Health Professions
02/15/2024Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2025
02/20/2024Continued to 2025 in Health and Human Services


Anonymous writes:

This is a good measure ensure good patient care. CNRAs are inadvertently trained to practice independently and need direct supervision to ensure that patients are safe. This is a great measure especially since the CNRA lobby group is so strong that they are even pushing CNRA STUDENTS to be allowed to be alone with patients intra op

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