(a)  The Primary Supervising Anesthesiologist shall ensure that the Anesthesiologist Assistant's scope of practice is identified; that delegation of anesthesia services is appropriate to the level of competence of the Anesthesiologist Assistant; that the relationship of, and access to, each Supervising Anesthesiologist is defined; and that a process for evaluation of the Anesthesiologist Assistant's performance is established.

(b)  The Supervision Agreement defined in Rule .0101(10) of this Subchapter must be signed by the Primary Supervising Anesthesiologist(s) and Anesthesiologist Assistant and shall be made available upon request by the Board or its agents. A list of all Supervising Anesthesiologists, signed and dated by each Supervising Anesthesiologist, the Primary Supervising Anesthesiologist, and the Anesthesiologist Assistant, must be retained as part of the Supervision Agreement and shall be made available upon request by the Board or its representatives.

(c)  A Supervising Anesthesiologist, who need not be the Primary Supervising Anesthesiologist, shall supervise the Anesthesiologist Assistant and ensure that all anesthesia services delegated to the Anesthesiologist Assistant are consistent with the Anesthesiologist Assistant's Supervision Agreement.

(d)  A Supervising Anesthesiologist may supervise up to four Anesthesiologist Assistants at one time.

(e)  Entries by an Anesthesiologist Assistant into patient charts of inpatients (hospital, long term care institutions) must comply with the rules and regulations of the institution.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-18(c)(20); 90-18.5;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 28, 2008;

Eff. April 1, 2008;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2010;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 1, 2016.