During cardiovascular surgery, a perfusionist, as defined by Chapter 5.67 (commencing with Section 2590) of Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code, shall operate the extracorporeal equipment under the immediate supervision of the cardiovascular surgeon or anesthesiologist. The determination of the qualifications and competence of a perfusionist, and the awarding of appropriate privileges, shall be the responsibility of the general acute care hospital or its medical staff.
(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 775, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1999.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018