Arizona Senate Bill 1269 - CRNA Independent Practice

AzSA President’s Message to every Arizona Anesthesiologist


Dear Arizona Anesthesiologist,

I just wanted to share a quick update on the CAA licensure bill – HB2457. This is a bill that would give licensure to CAAs (Certified Anesthesiologist Assistants) here in Arizona and has been supported throughout by AzSA. Last week the bill passed the House of Representatives with a floor vote of 49-11. The bill now moves to the Senate with the plan for it to be heard in committee within the next few weeks. 

If you would like to follow the progress of the bill, please use the bill tracking feature on the Arizona Legislature’s Website:

For more information about CAAs, please visit the ASA website:


Please look out for further communication from the AzSA and the ASA.  Thank you for all of your engagement and work to protect patients in Arizona.  



Steve Lindauer, M.D., FASA
President, Arizona Society of Anesthesiologists