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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

12VAC5-410-240. Anesthesia service.

A. Each hospital which provides surgical or obstetrical services shall have an organized anesthesia department/service.

The anesthesia department/service shall be directed by a physician member of the medical staff.

B. The anesthesia department/service shall be organized under written policies and procedures regarding staff privileges, the administration of anesthetics, the maintenance of safety controls and qualifications, and supervision of anesthetists and trainees.

C. Policies shall include provisions in addition to the above, for at least:

1. Pre-anesthesia evaluation by a medical staff member;

2. Safety of the patient during the anesthesia period;

3. Review of patient's condition prior to induction of anesthesia and post anesthetic evaluation; and

4. Recording of all events related to each phase of anesthesia care.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-33-500 § 2.8, eff. July 28, 1993; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 8, eff. April 1, 1995.

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