The role of the Nurse Anesthetist is vital to healthcare in Texas. CRNAs work as independent providers and are independently licensed and legally responsible and accountable for their own practices in Texas. They may practice as private practitioners on the basis of their own clinical privileges within hospitals or surgical centers; they may independently contract for the provision of anesthesia services in facilities; or they may be employed by a hospital, surgical center, a group of MDs, or a surgeon.
TxANA relies on our leadership and members to be advocates on issues related to CRNA practice, including: patient safety, access to quality healthcare services, and scope of practice. TxANA monitors state legislation and regulation affecting nurse anesthesia practice. Additionally, TxANA develops and facilitates lobbying efforts, which include coordinating meetings with our state legislators, preparing testimony for state legislative and regulatory hearings, and educating membership about effective advocacy strategy and practice. Get involved and help support your profession!