Senate
House
Joint
Bill Status
WV Code
Audits/ Reports
Educational
Contact
home
home

Introduced Version House Bill 2905 History

   |  Email


HB2905 intr
H. B. 2905


          (By Delegates Fleischauer, Pasdon, Campbell,
           Lynch, Ferns, Marshall and Barill)
          [Introduced March 12, 2013; referred to the
Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.]


A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §30-3-18, relating to establishing anesthesia patient safety standards for office-based surgery; granting regulatory authority to the Board of Medicine and the Board of Osteopathy; making legislative findings; establishing registration requirements; requiring registration fees; and authorizing rule making.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §30-3-18, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 3. WEST VIRGINIA MEDICAL PRACTICE ACT.
§30-3-18. Anesthesia patient safety standards for office-based __________surgery; findings; exceptions; rule making.
__________(a) The Legislature finds that for the safety of patients and to eliminate preventable patient death or patient injury it is appropriate to establish anesthesia patient safety standards for office-based surgery and in the public interest to require the Board of Medicine and the Board of Osteopathy to regulate the practice of office-based surgery.
__________(b) Physicians' offices where procedures are performed with moderate sedation/analgesia, deep sedation/analgesia or general anesthesia are subject to the office-based surgery standards of care, registration requirements, inspection requirements, and registration fees required by this section. This subsection does not apply to hospital or ambulatory surgical facility currently regulated by article five-b, chapter sixteen of this code.
__________
(c) The Board of Medicine and the Board of Osteopathy shall propose rules by July 31, 2013 for legislative approval, in accordance with article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code necessary to effectuate this section, to:
___________(1) Establish office-based surgery standards of care under the guidance of the American Medical Association's Office-based Surgery Core Principles and the American Society of Anesthesiologists' Practice Guidelines for Sedation and Analgesia by Non- Anesthesiologists that are in effect on the effective date of this section.
__________(2) Require physicians who perform office procedures with moderate sedation/analgesia, deep sedation/analgesia or general anesthesia to register the office with the Board of Medicine or the Board of Osteopathy;
__________
(3) Determine whether any additional requirements are needed to ensure patient safety and promote the public interest, such as inspections and/or accreditation by an accrediting organization approved by the Board of Medicine and the Board of Osteopathy; and
__________(4) Set fees for registration.



          NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to
establish anesthesia patient safety standards for office-based surgery. The bill makes legislative findings. The bill grants regulatory authority to the Board of Medicine and the Board of Osteopathy. The bill establishes registration requirements. The bill requires registration fees. The bill authorizes rule making.

          This section is new; therefore, it has been completely underscored.
This Web site is maintained by the West Virginia Legislature's Office of Reference & Information.  |  Terms of Use  |   Web Administrator   |   © 2014 West Virginia Legislature **