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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 410. Regulations for the Licensure of Hospitals in Virginia

12VAC5-410-1200. Anesthesia service.

Article 4
Patient Care Services

A. The anesthesia service shall be directed by and under the supervision of a physician licensed to practice medicine or surgery in Virginia.

B. The physician responsible for the anesthesia service shall be present for the administration of anesthetics and recovery of patients when any general or major regional anesthetic is used.

C. There shall be written procedures to assure safety in storage and use of inhalation anesthetics and medical gases.

D. Unless the hospital program and official written action by the governing body prohibit use of flammable anesthetics, the requirements of 12VAC5-410-240 of this chapter must be met.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-127 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-33-500 § 4.6, eff. July 28, 1993; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 8, eff. April 1, 1995.

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