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  • Dr. John Azzariti Elected to the NJ General Assembly

    Dr. Azzariti joins incumbents Senator Holly Schepisi and Assemblyman Robert Auth in NJ’s 39th Legislative District. Dr. Azzariti is an active Board member and Past-President of NJSSA, and serves as the ASA Alternate Director. He is currently the Associate Director for the Department of Anesthesiology at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey. He has advocated extensively at the state and federal level for over a decade on patient safety, scope of practice, surprise medical billing and COVID-19 ...

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As New Jersey's 2022-2023 legislative session continues, so does the threat that the APN direct practice legislation (S-1522/A-2286) poses to dismantle physician- led, team-based care in our state. The bill makes drastic changes to current practice by authorizing CRNAs to administer anesthesia without physician supervision, permitting CRNAs to supervise other CRNAs, and creating a new form of licensure called an APN-Anesthesia.

At the end of December, the legislation moved out of the Senate Health Committee and now has the potential to be voted out of the full Senate before the summer recess. The next few months are critical in our fight to preserve team-based care, protect our patients, and educate lawmakers.


NJSSA has been fighting back against scope expansion legislation and is hard at work with a public affairs campaign to educate lawmakers on the risks of independent practice, specifically in anesthesia care.  Read More Here.

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February Lobbying Report

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The New Jersey State Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc. (NJSSA) is an organization of physicians dedicated to upholding the highest standards of the profession of anesthesiology and committed to serving as an advocate for anesthesiologists and their patients.

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Latest Central Line Podcast!

Dr. Kyle Robinson joins Dr. Adam Striker to discuss his first few years of practice and ASA’s Early-Career Membership Program. From managing transitions to finding resources to how he has used ASA’s new program, listen in for insights into the challenges and opportunities facing young anesthesiologists today. Recorded November 2023.