FTC Says Texas Anesthesia Proposal Still Misses The Mark

Law360 (September 15, 2020, 5:19 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission has again urged the Texas Medical Board to reconsider a proposed rule that would create new supervision requirements for certified registered nurse anesthetists, after claiming the state had misconstrued its comments about the potential rule submitted late last year.

In a letter Friday to the Texas attorney general, the FTC said the board misinterpreted its 2019 comments about the potential new CRNA supervision requirements. The proposed rule would require adequate physician supervision while the certified registered nurse is administering the anesthesia.

According to the commission, the board seemed to think the FTC had advocated mandatory supervision for...

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