Urge Gov. Hutchinson to Put Patient Safety First

From the American Society of Anesthesiologists – Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson is considering eliminating physician oversight of surgical anesthesia without any opportunity for public input from the state’s medical/surgical community. This concerning and unilateral decision would conflict with Arkansas state statute, would not lower costs or increase access to care, and importantly, it would jeopardize patient lives.

Please send Governor Hutchinson a message urging him to protect our patients by NOT opting out of the CMS requirement for physician supervision of nurse anesthetists. Arkansans, including your family and friends, deserve the highest quality and safest health care available which necessitates physician oversight of anesthesia.