4731-25-04 Standards for surgery using anesthesia services.

(A) A physician or podiatric physician performing special procedures or surgery in the office setting during which anesthesia services are provided shall:

(1) Demonstrate sufficient education, training and experience needed to conform to the minimal standards of care of similar practitioners under the same or similar circumstances by meeting at least one of the following criteria:

(a) Holding current privileges at a local hospital accredited by the joint commission on accreditation of healthcare organizations or the American osteopathic association or at a local ambulatory surgical facility licensed by the department of health for the special procedure or surgery being performed;

(b) Being board certified by a specialty board recognized by the American board of medical specialties or the American osteopathic association or, if a podiatric physician, is board certified by the American board of podiatric surgery; and the surgery or procedure being performed is generally recognized as being within the usual course of practice of that specialty; or,

(c) Having successfully completed a residency training program approved by the accreditation council for graduate medical education of the American medical association or the American osteopathic association or, if a podiatric physician, having successfully completed at least a twelve month residency in podiatric surgery approved by the council on podiatric medical education; and the surgery or procedure being performed is generally recognized as being within the usual course of practice of that specialty.

(2) Have current (within the immediately previous two years) advanced cardiac life support/advanced trauma life support training or, in the case of pediatric patients under the age of thirteen, have current (within the immediately previous two years) pediatric advanced life support training.

(3) Ensure that assisting personnel are competent to administer and monitor anesthesia services and to manage emergencies.

(4) A physician or podiatric physician performing surgeries or procedures using anesthesia services in the office setting shall:

(a) Hold privileges to provide anesthesia services from a local hospital accredited by the joint commission on accreditation of healthcare organizations or the American osteopathic association or from a local ambulatory surgical facility licensed by the department of health; or

(b) Have successfully completed a residency training program approved by the accreditation council for graduate medical education of the American medical association or the American osteopathic association in anesthesia; or

(c) Have documented evidence of having completed at least twenty hours of category I continuing medical education relating to the delivery of anesthesia services during the current or most recent past biennial registration period, such requirement to become effective on the one-hundred-eighty-first day following the effective date of this rule.

(B) Anesthesia services may be administered in the office setting by only the following:

(1) A physician who holds privileges to provide anesthesia services from a local hospital accredited by the joint commission on accreditation of healthcare organizations or the American osteopathic association or from a local ambulatory surgical facility licensed by the department of health;

(2) A physician who has successfully completed a residency training program approved by the accreditation council for graduate medical education of the American medical association or the American osteopathic association in anesthesia and who is actively and directly engaged in the clinical practice of medicine as an anesthesiologist;

(3) A certified registered nurse anesthetist who is acting under the supervision and in the immediate presence of a physician or podiatric physician.

(C) The person administering and monitoring the anesthesia services shall be at all times present in the anesthetizing location with the patient and shall not function in any other capacity during the surgery or special procedure. Further, the person administering and monitoring the anesthesia services shall meet the training requirements of paragraph (A)(2) of this rule.

(D) Whenever general anesthesia is being administered to a patient in the office setting, the office shall have sufficient equipment and supplies to appropriately manage malignant hyperthermia.

(E) A violation of any provision of this rule, as determined by the board, shall constitute "a departure from, or the failure to conform to, minimal standards of care of similar practitioners under the same or similar circumstances, whether or not actual injury to a patient is established," as that clause is used in division (B)(6) of section 4731.22 of the Revised Code.

Effective: 01/01/2004
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/01/2009
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4731.05
Rule Amplifies: 4731.22