HB12-1332 - Licensure Of Anesthesiologist Assistants

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning Licensure Of Anesthesiologist Assistants.

The bill prohibits an individual from practicing as an anesthesiologist assistant without a license issued by the Colorado medical board (board), effective July 1, 2013. In order to be licensed as an anesthesiologist assistant, an applicant must be at least 21 years of age and have:

  • Successfully completed an education program for anesthesiologist assistants that conforms to standards delineated by the commission on accreditation of allied health education programs and approved by the board;
  • Successfully completed the national certifying examination for anesthesiologist assistants that is administered by the national commission for certification of anesthesiologist assistants; and
  • Submitted an application to the board in the manner designated by the board and paid the appropriate fee established by the board.

The bill allows a physician who specializes in anesthesiology to delegate medical tasks to a licensed anesthesiologist assistant, including the authority to administer medications. The tasks are limited to the medical functions that constitute the delivery of or provision of anesthesia services as practiced by the supervising physician.

An anesthesiologist assistant is subject to the same standards for licensing, unprofessional conduct, and discipline that exist for physician assistants.

House Committees

Latest update: May 29, 2012
05/29/2012 Governor Action - Signed
05/25/2012 Sent to the Governor
05/25/2012 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/24/2012 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/09/2012 Senate Third Reading Passed
05/09/2012 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/08/2012 Senate Second Reading Special Orders - Passed with Amendments
05/07/2012 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
05/02/2012 Senate Committee on Health and Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/27/2012 Senate Committee on Health and Human Services Committee Vote - Tie Vote
04/19/2012 House Third Reading Passed
04/18/2012 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health and Human Services
04/17/2012 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily
04/16/2012 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
04/05/2012 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
04/03/2012 House Committee on Health and Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/29/2012 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health and Environment