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PANA Members Discuss What Blanket Waiver During Pandemic Really Means

Blanket waiver removing physician supervision requirement benefits health-care facilities, patients during pandemic The Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists achieved a significant victory for the profession in May when Gov. Tom Wolf announced a temporary blanket waiver removing the physician supervision requirement for certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs). The waiver has been hugely important as part of the state’s response to the health-care crisis caused by COVID-19. Advanced practice nurses like CRNAs can finally practice to the fullest extent of their education and training. That avails more physicians to provide hands-on care. It expands the capacity of both CRNAs a

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