Practice Questions

This section provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) pertaining to practice (topics are in alphabetical order). These materials are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. 

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Anesthesiologist Assistants (AA)

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Consent Forms

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Continuing Education (CE)

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Cosmetic Procedures

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  • If a dentist requests the services of a CRNA, who may order the anesthesia?

    A dentist may only delegate the ordering of anesthesia if the dentist possesses the appropriate level of anesthesia permit for the type of anesthesia service being ordered. If the dentist does not possess the appropriate level of permit, the order for anesthesia would need to come from a physician…

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Employment Contracts

  • Am I required to sign a non-compete?

    Termination provisions are one of the most overlooked but troublesome components of a contract. The reason these covenants are so troublesome is not only that a CRNA’s old employer may seek to enforce the non-compete; other companies may avoid hiring the CRNA out of concern for being sued.…

  • What do I need to do prior to signing a contract?

    A CRNA finding themselves in a position of being asked to sign any contract should seek competent advice from an attorney familiar with the laws that apply to the employment or independent contractor relationship. In addition to consulting an attorney, CRNAs should familiarize themselves with…

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Mobile Anesthesia

  • What is required for a CRNA to provide full service mobile anesthesia?

    There are currently no additional requirements for mobile anesthesia providers. However, depending on the practice locations and the type of authority you would prefer, your registration requirements could vary. For example, if you need to write prescriptions, you will need to obtain a Prescriptive…

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Office-Based Setting

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Orders/Prescriptive Authority

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Pain Management

  • Can CRNAs provide pain management in Texas?

    As a landmark 2011 study by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) reported, pain is a serious public health problem, with at least 100 million U.S. adults suffering from chronic pain, at an annual economic cost of up to $635 billion.1 To help address this problem, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists…

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Peer Review

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Scope of Practice

  • How is scope of practice determined for a CRNA?

    The APRN's scope of practice is addressed in Board Rule 221.12.  The rule states the APRN’s scope of practice is based upon educational preparation, continued advanced practice experience, and the accepted scope of professional practice of the particular specialty area. …

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Standard of Care

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Surgeon Liability

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Ultrasound-Guided Procedures

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  • Federal Issues

    For questions about matters dealing with federal law or regulations, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is the best point of contact. Contact information is available here: Contact Us Portal.

  • Specific Practice Questions

    The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the best contact for questions that relate specifically to specific inquiry facts and circumstances. As TxANA is unable to provide legal advice, we can tell you the law, but not how it applies to specific circumstances. The BON is able to address these types of…

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