PAC FACTS          

  • IANA PAC is a separate fund, NOT YOUR DUES! 100% from CRNA voluntary contributions
  • Ensures CRNAs have access to Illinois General Assembly, where our issues are decided
  • Non-partisan
  • Always working for the profession of Nurse Anesthetist
  • State PAC is separate from the AANA CRNA-PAC
  • AANA CRNA-PAC is used for the Federal Congressional House and Senate in Washington D.C.
  • State PAC funds can't be disbursed to Federal representatives and AANA PAC funds can't be given to State representatives

How Does CRNA-PAC Help?

  • Build relationships with policymakers
  • Provide bi-partisan support to CRNA-friendly candidates
  • Legislators influential on healthcare policy
  • Ensure CRNAs voice is heard
  • Demonstrates strength and solidarity
  • Accountable to IANA members through IANA CRNA PAC Committee

Who Do We Support?

  • Re-elect campaigns of incumbent members of the House and Senate in Illinois General Assembly
  • Open seat and challenger candidates for Illinois General Assembly

What is the IL CRNA-PAC Disbursement Process?

IANA Government Relations & PAC committees work with IANA lobbyists to identify which candidates support CRNA practice.

2023 IANA Legislative Priorities

Removal of Language that Requires Physicians to Remain Physically Present During the Delivery of Anesthesia Services
The current statute language of "Physician Presence" for CRNAs is outdated and does not reflect current practice. Updating the language in the Nurse Practice Act reflects the modern training and practice of CRNAs.

The language of Physician Presence gives the perception to facilities and surgeons of liability when working with CRNAs. Rural hospitals have difficulty recruiting surgeons as they believe they are liable for CRNA practice based upon this language. Case law proves this untrue as there is no difference in liability for a surgeon whether a CRNA or Physician Anesthesiologist is administering the anesthetic. Updating and removing this language enhances the surgical team by adding clarity. Throughout rural Illinois, there would be no access to anesthesia care without CRNAs. Changing the current language would help increase access to healthcare for Illinois citizens and would also improve healthcare efficiency in the state of Illinois by reducing wait times.

Introduce Legislation that Identifies CRNAs as “licensed practitioners” Under 32 Ill. Adm. Code 401 
Under current Illinois law, a CRNA is not recognized as a "licensed practitioner" and therefore cannot direct an accredited medical radiographer to operate a fluoroscope. The IANA seeks to change that language.

Current state law does not allow CRNAs to supervise fluoroscopy. Minnesota and Iowa are neighboring states that allow CRNAs to perform and supervise fluoroscopy.

Removal of Dental Permits A & B when Anesthesia is Provided by a CRNA
Currently, a treating dentist does not need to hold Permit A for moderate sedation or Permit B to perform deep sedation and general anesthesia if another dentist who holds Permit A or Permit B or a Physician assists by administering moderate, deep sedation or general anesthesia. IANA seeks to remove the language that requires dentists to have a Permit A or Permit B when working with a CRNA. CRNAs have a proven track record of safety and this language prevents CRNAs from providing anesthesia services in dental offices for children and patients with special needs.

Oppose the New Licensure Category for Anesthesiologists Assistants
IANA will continue to oppose the licensure of Anesthesiologist Assistants in Illinois. The ISA continues to push the agenda of an unproven provider that fails to increase access to care in Illinois. Physician anesthesiologists are the only medical specialists that continually look to other healthcare providers to do all the work for them. AAs have limited utility and can only function in practices where they do the work for physician anesthesiologists. CRNAs on the other hand practice independent of physician anesthesiologists throughout the major metropolitan areas as well as in rural areas. If not for CRNAs in rural Illinois; there would be NO surgical services, NO pain management and the hospital and citizens of Illinois would suffer.

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Illinois CRNA PAC 
100 East Washington St. 
Springfield, IL 62701

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2022 IL CRNA PAC Supporters

Thank you to our wonderful IL CRNA PAC Supporters from 2022!

*Highest Donor of 2022 ($3,000)

 $500 and up 

Adam Schneider
Amanda Anderson
Angela P. Buss
Autumn Altheide
Bradley Solinsky
Cassie Ishmael*
Catherine Brozek
Cherie Burke
Christine A Salvator
David A Miles
Dawn Marshall
Dawn Y. Fiali
Dena Vincent
Desiree Wickenhauser
Doug Childs
Elizabeth Eggemeyer
Eugene Vayman
Gram Cotton
Harold Cezar
Heather Brenart
Jaclynn DeNardo
Janet Albertson
Jennifer Banek
Joseph M Oldani
Julia Feczko
Kathryn Orona
Mary Fran Novak
Matthew Bednarchik
Nicholas A Collier
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Rebecca Collier
Rebecca Sefton
Richard Clark
Sherry Bailey
Stacy Bunte
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Abigail M Evans
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Amory Balucating
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Ann Larson
Ann M Briggs
Anna Varvel
Audrey Rosenblatt
Barbara Doherty
Bart Bowers
Ben Curtis
Beth Harms
Bonnie Malik
Brent Riva
Brian Iacopelli
Byron M Johnson
Carol Christie
Carol Gorden
Carolina Botero
Carrie Hasenstab
Catherine Burney
Catherine Hymel
Cathy Whitsell
Chelsey Clark
Christine Mackey
Christopher Daniel Bourget
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Claire Farren
Clayton Gregory
Colette Lehn
Connee Sloman
Curtis Baker
Cynthia Epplin
Dana Flatley
Daniel Bermea
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David Draksler
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Dianne Beyer
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Emily Griesemer
Emily Heinowski
Erica Ashby
Esther An
Frelea Lyn Tiongson
Germaine Dabney Rubens
Gwendolyn Janecek
Inne Flaherty
Jaclyn Migliarese
James Perkins
James Wong
Jamie Cieslak
Jamie Norton
Janine Goodsite
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Jeanette McDermit
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Jeffrey Adkins
Jeffrey Dirst
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Jennifer Cox
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Jeremy Carlsen
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Joahua A Baumberger
John Bugg
John Hayes
Jon D Gregory
Joshua Newman
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Karim Karim
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Kayla Gregory
Kelly C Lannert
Kevin Stein
Kimberly Burke
Kimberly S King
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Lauren Poteet
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LeeAnn Petak
Leigh M Clay
Lilian Huggins
Lisa Blacketter
Lisa F Kamm
Lisa Marie Riedel
Louise E Komorek
Lynn Heinrich Casale
Maiko Yamashita
Marci baumann
Margaret Bishop
Mark J. Panarese
Marla M Jordon-Perkins
Mary Ann Teister
Mary M Damery
Matthew Lipinski
Matthew Paul Farcus
Melony Dawn Ellis
Meredith Davis
Michael J Kremer
Michelle A O'Connor
Molly Belville
Montoo Patel
Nadi Akileh
Nancy Decorrevont
Nathan Bowers
Nathan Edwards
Nicholas Ventocilla
Paul Pritts
Peter A Ferszt
Peter J Gillen
Rachel Heise
Regina Viviano
Robert Wilkins
Sabrina Strajack
Sandra Larson
Sara E Conner
Sara J Schirding
Scott E Allsup
Sharon Piotrowski
Sonia Luster
Stephanie A Sullivan
Stephanie Leopold
Stephen A. Flaherty
Stephen M Watt
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Syed Iqbal
Tara Crews
Theresa Hartel
Therese Huske
Thomas Boyce
Tiffany Youtzy
Tracy Nguyen
Tracy V Bedford
Tyler McDonald
Tyler Thompson
Victoria Russell
Vivian Willis
William Geittmann
Yanxu Liu
Zachary Smith
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Abby Young
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Beth Mccoy
Betty Sagovac
Brooke Paresi
Caitlyn Coburn
Cheryle Williams
Christopher Palombo
Claire French
Corie Goroshko
David M Frazier
Eduardo Ornelas
Eileen Dollear
Elizabeth L Westermann
Francisco Abanco
Francisco Abanco
Franklin McShane
Garrett Dupree
Hannah Ruholl
Holly Wilke
Jaclyn Caskey
James Eads
Jan Droege
Janet DeClerck
Jayne E Fiaush
Jeffrey Molter
Jennifer Johnston
Jesecca Titone
Jessica L Folsom
Jonathan Hudson
Joseph Grazaitis
Kelly J Williams
Kelsey Park
Kimberly Ginter
Kristin Raynolds
Kyle Higdon
Lauren Latuszek
Leah Marie Baecht
Lindsey Bell
Lisa V Sletten
Luis Negron
Margaret Harris
Marissa Weaver
Mary Starnes
Meredith Davis
Mi H Balgemann
Michael Almeida
Michael J Chelberg
Molly Schmidt
Morgan Fitterer
Myers Danea
Rachel Marshall
Rebecca Tung
Renee Pederson
Sherwin Samson
Susan Krawczyk
Suzanne Park
Vonda Walker


 Up to $99 


Jacob Bonnema
Andrew Griffin
Andrew Screnchuk
Charlotte Hutsell
David Coleman
Jane Poppe
Jayne Fiaush
Jenna M Winters
Joseph Abraham
Judith Wiley
Megan Reynolds
Paige Arendt
Pamela K Sparling
Patricia Murtau
Russell C Arendt
Shawn Pyle
Shelby Wallace
Tiffany Stork
Angela Kuras
Andrea Schoen
Ashley Blythe
Kelsey Kippe
Michael Perkins
Mitchell Coval
Brooke Allen
Jaclyn Migliarese
Katharine Strompolis
Marcy Doheny
Michael D. Quidort
Michael Ledvina
Sarah Parker
Sonnet Ziegahn