From the ASA Newsletter: Scope of Practice The Louisiana Supreme Court denied the Louisiana State Board of Nursing's petition to review the lower court's decision. The lower court ruled that the board's statement was a rule, subject to the Louisiana Administrative Procedures Act, and issued a preliminary injunction against the nursing board and nurse anesthetist who sought the statement. The "statement" authorized nurse anesthetists to perform interventional pain management procedures (for background, see www.ASAhq.org/Newsletters/2007/02-07/stateBeat02_07.html). The Louisiana Society of Anesthesiologists (LSA) and ASA continue to monitor this lawsuit as there are several unresolved issues at the trial court level. Congratulations to LSA for its hard work! Keep fighting the good fight!!