334.418. 1. Except as provided in subsection 2 of this section, no person shall practice as an anesthesiologist assistant unless the person holds a current, valid certificate of registration issued pursuant to sections 334.400 to 334.430 to practice as an anesthesiologist assistant.

2. The provision of subsection 1 of this section shall not apply to the following:

(1) A person participating in a training program leading toward certification by the National Commission for Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants, as long as the person is supervised by an anesthesiologist;

(2) An individual participating in a hospital residency program in preparation to practice as an anesthesiologist; and

(3) Any person who is otherwise authorized by subsection 2 of section 334.428 to perform any of the activities that an anesthesiologist assistant is authorized to perform.

(L. 2003 H.B. 390)