Words matter: Victory for anesthesiologists in New Hampshire

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ASA Applauds New Hampshire Supreme Court’s Decision to Ban Nurses’ Use of Physician Term, Anesthesiologist
The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today applauds the New Hampshire Supreme Court for upholding the New Hampshire Medical Board’s decision that health care professionals using the term “anesthesiologist” must be licensed physicians and meet all of the requirements to practice medicine i…

Excellent news for anesthesiologists, physicians, and of course, patients in New Hampshire. Words matter, because patients deserve to know exactly who is taking care of them. We look forwarding to seeing similar legislation in other states, as well as legislation that protects the term "physician" as a title that can only be used by licensed MDs and DOs.