(1) A registered nurse first assistant (RNFA) is a perioperative registered nurse who:

(a) is certified as a CNOR with proof of completion from the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI) approved RNFA education program;

(b) works in collaboration with the surgeon and other health care team members to achieve optimal patient outcomes;

(c) has acquired the necessary knowledge, judgment, and skills specific to the expanded role of RNFA clinical practice;

(d) intraoperatively practices at the direction of the surgeon; and

(e) does not concurrently function as a scrub person.

History: 37-8-202, MCA; IMP, 33-22-114, 33-31-102, 37-8-202, MCA; NEW, 2011 MAR p. 2144, Eff. 10/14/11.