A physician shall have overall
responsibility for the anesthesia service. His responsibility shall include at
(1) Availability of equipment,
drugs and parenteral fluids necessary for administering anesthesia and for
related resuscitative efforts.
Development of regulations concerning anesthetic safety.
(3) Operation of the postanesthesia
care shall be provided by physicians or dentists with anesthesia privileges,
nurse anesthetists, or appropriately supervised trainees in an approved
staff shall be available or on call at all times.
(d) A registered nurse with training and
experience in postanesthesia nursing care shall be responsible for the nursing
care and nursing management in the postanesthesia recovery unit.
(e) There shall be sufficient licensed nurses
assigned to meet the needs of the patients.
(f) Nurses assistants, where provided, shall
not be assigned patient care duties unless under the direct supervision of a