31.0447 Nurse-anesthetist.

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(a) in addition to the general qualifications for licensure set forth in 31.042 3 of this chapter, and any additional requirements which the board may establish by rule, a nurse-anesthetist shall:

(1) be a registered nurse holding a current, valid license pursuant to 31.0421 of this chapter, and be in good standing with the board, with no action pending or in effect against the license which could adversely affect the legal right to practice;

(2) be in good ethical standing within the profession;

(3) be a graduate of a nurse-anesthetis: educational program or school accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs/Schools of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and have met all the criteria and requirements in theory and clinical practice to apply for certification; and

(4) successfully complete the comprehensive, certifying examination administered by the Council of Certification of Nurse Anesthetists of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, demonstrating basic scientific knowledge of and competent judgment in-nurse¬anesthesia practice.

(b) an applicant for licensure as a nurse-anesthetist from a jurisdiction other than an agency of the federal government of the United States or its states shall demonstrate to the satisfaction of the board that he has completed training and successfully passed examination equivalent to that described in paragraphs (a) (3) and (a)(4) of this section.

History: Rule 2-88, eff 27 Mar 88, § 1.