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§5-34.2-3  Requirements for licensure of the nurse anesthetist. –

Published: 2015

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CHAPTER 5-34.2

Nurse Anesthetists

SECTION 5-34.2-3

   § 5-34.2-3  Requirements for licensure of

the nurse anesthetist. –

Requirements for licensure as a nurse anesthetist shall consist of the


   (1) Current licensure as a professional registered nurse in

the state; and

   (2) Graduation from an educational program accredited by the

council on accreditation of nurse anesthesia educational programs or its

predecessors or successors, and which has as its objective preparation of

nurses to practice nurse anesthesia; and

   (3) Initial certification by the American Association of

Nurse Anesthetists council on certification of nurse anesthetists and

recertification, as applicable by the American Association of Nurse

Anesthetists council on recertification of nurse anesthetists or their

predecessors or successors.

   (4) [Deleted by P.L. 2013, ch. 83, § 4 and P.L.

2013, ch. 93, § 4].

   (5) The requirements stated in subdivisions (2) and (3) of

this section do not apply to a professional registered nurse who practices

nursing in accordance with the provisions of the Nurse Practice Act, chapter 34

of this title, and who is enrolled as a bona fide student in an accredited

nurse anesthesia program providing nurse anesthesia under the supervision of a

certified registered nurse anesthetist and anesthesiologist.

   (6) Beginning July 21, 1992, all nurse anesthetists shall be

afforded the same period of time to become licensed. Notwithstanding the

provisions of this section, no person practicing as a nurse anesthetist in

Rhode Island on July 1, 1991, shall be required to obtain proper certification

under this chapter. However, as required by subdivision (3) of this section,

persons who become certified under this section shall become recertified as


History of Section.

(P.L. 1991, ch. 265, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 435, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch.

200, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 83, § 4; P.L. 2013, ch. 93, §