Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

Colorado  Government Affairs

State Coordinator

Sheila Eason
(719) 333-5113

Regional Coordinator

Pat Darnell

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Hospital: COLORADO CODE OF REGULATIONS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT HEALTH FACILITIES AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES DIVISION: 9 DELIVERY SUITE 9.10. NURSING. The nursing service of the delivery suite shall be under the supervision of a registered nurse qualified by training and experience to direct obstetric nursing. A registered nurse qualified by training and experience in delivery room nursing shall be present as a circulating nurse during each delivery. 23 SURGICAL SUITE AND RECOVERY ROOM(S) 23.31 NURSING. The nursing service of the surgical suite shall be under the supervision of a registered nurse qualified by training and experience to direct operating room nursing. A registered nurse qualified by training and experience in operating room nursing shall be present as a circulating nurse during operative procedures.
ASC: COLORADO CODE OF REGULATIONS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT HEALTH FACILITIES AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES DIVISION: XI NURSING SERVICES H. Circulating Nurse: A registered nurse, qualified by education and experience in operating room nursing, shall be present as a circulating nurse in each operating room during operative procedures.

Registered Nurse First Assistants (RNFAs)

Reimbursement:  Colorado Revised Statutes, Title 10, Article 16, Part 1, 10-16-104 (B) The licensed persons who may not be denied reimbursement pursuant to sub-subparagraph (A) of this subparagraph (I) shall include registered professional nurses and licensed clinical social workers. However, such inclusion shall not be interpreted as enlarging the scope of professional nursing or licensed clinical social worker practice. For purposes of this subsection (7), "licensed clinical social worker" shall have the meaning set forth in subparagraph (III) of paragraph (b) of subsection (5) of this section.
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