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.

2022 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The current statute language of "Physician Presence" for CRNAs is outdated and does not reflect current practice.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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2021 IL CRNA PAC Supporters

Thank you to our wonderful IL CRNA PAC Supporters from 2021!

*Highest Donor of 2021 ($3,500)

 $500 and up 

Adam Schneider
Alicia Szafranski
Amanda Anderson
Amory Balucating
Angela P. Buss
Cassie Ishmael*
Cherie Burke
Christine A Salvator
David A Miles
Dawn Marshall
Dawn Y. Fiali
Dena Vincent
Desiree Wickenhauser
Edward Gradman
Elizabeth Eggemeyer
Eugene Vayman
Heather Brenart
Jennifer Banek
Joseph M Oldani
Julia Feczko
Kyle Griffith
Matthew Bednarchik
Michael R Miller
Nicholas A Collier
Phillip I Robles
Randy Wientjes
Rebecca Collier
Richard Clark
Sherry Bailey
Wayne K Loek


Abigail M Evans
Alex M Kolascz
Allison Peterson
Amanda Berger
Amanda Briggs
Amber Bouton
Ann M Briggs
Barbara Doherty
Beth Harms
Bonnie Malik
Brent Riva
Brian Jones
Brian Iacopelli
Catherine Burney
Chanda von Heimburg
Christine Mackey
Christopher Daniel Bourget
Christopher Farnan
Christy Bridgford
Clayton Gregory
Colette Lehn
Connee Sloman
Dana Flatley
Daniel Bermea
Daniel Heenan
Danielle Nakhshin
David Draksler
Deana Giacalone
Dianne Beyer
Emilie Sanford
Germaine Dabney Rubens
Gwendolyn Janecek
Inne Flaherty
Jamie Norton
Janet Albertson
Jasminka Duheric
Jeffrey Dirst
Jennifer Bell
Jennifer Clevenger
Jennifer Greenwood
Jenny Handa
Jill Reda
Joan Kircher
Jon D Gregory
Karen S Filipowski
Kelly C Lannert
Kevin Stein
Kimberly King
Kristina Lacplesis
Kristine Tierney
Laurie Conavay
Leah Baecht
Leah Corbitt
Leigh M Clay
Lilian Huggins
Lisa Blacketter
Lisa F Kamm
Louise E Komorek
Lynn Heinrich Casale
Margaret Bishop
Mark J. Panarese
Mary Fran Novak
Mary M Damery
Matthew Paul Farcus
Meredith Davis
Michelle A OConnor
Michelle M Gilhooly
Mindy Ruan
Myers Danea
Nadi Akileh
Nancy Decorrevont
Nancy Ellen Franks
Nathan Edwards
Paul Pritts
Rachel Heise
Rafal Banek
Sabrina Strajack
Scott E Allsup
Sharon Piotrowski
Sherwin Samson
Stacy Bunte
Stephanie A Sullivan
Stephanie Leopold
Tara Crews
Therese Huske
Thomas Boyce
Tiffany Youtzy
Tyler McDonald
Victoria Russell
Yanxu Liu
Zain Rehman


Alexandria Hinkle
Alison Karmanian
Allyson Anderson
Andrea Klein
Ann larson
Audrey Rosenblatt
Autumn Altheide
Ayten W. Welch
Bart Bowers
Carol Christie
Carol Gorden
Carolina Mette
Catherine Hymel
Cathy Whitsell
Chelsey Clark
Christy Bridgford
Claire French
Clayton Shick
Corie Goroshko
Cynthia Epplin
David M Frazier
Doug McDonald Childs
Francisco Abanco
Franklin McShane
Garrett Dupree
Gram Cotton
Holly Wilke
Jaclyn Caskey
James Perkins
James Wong
Jan Droege
Jasmine Duheric
Jason Kish
Jayne E Fiaush
Jeanette Mcdermit
Jeff Matson
Jeffrey Adkins
Jenna M Winters
Jennifer Banek
Jennifer O'Toole
Jennifer Vitale
Jesecca Titone
Joahua A Baumberger
Joe Barin
John Hayes
Joseph Grazaitis
Julane Clarke
Karim Karim
Katie Diamond
Kayla Gregory
Kayla Weck
Kelly J Williams
Kimberly Burke
Kristen Eckhart
Lauren Vanderhoek
Margaret Harris
Marla M Jordon-Perkins
Matthew Lipinski
Melony Dawn Ellis
Mi H Balgemann
Michael Almeida
Michael J Kremer
Michael Perkins
Michael Quidort
Nathan Bowers
Nicole D'Amico
Peter J Gillen
Regina Viviano
Renee Madewell
Renee Pederson
Samantha Anderson
Sandra Larson
Sara E Conner
Sara J Schirding
Sonnet Ziegahn
Stephen A. Flaherty
Stephen M Watt
Susan Krawczyk
Suzanne Park
Syed S Iqbal
Theresa Hartel
Tracy Nguyen
Vonda Walker
Wes Bugg


 Up to $99 

Abby Young
Alison Wojack
Amanda Hartman
Andre Bennett
Andrea Schoen
Angela Kuras
Ashley N Blythe
Ben Curtis
Bridget Prendergast
Brooke Allen
Byron M Johnson
Caitlyn Coburn
Carissa Miara
Curtis Baker
Darcy Myers
Douglas L McDonald
Eduardo Ornelas
Eileen Dollear
Emily Heinowski
Erika Ociepka
Frelea Lyn Tiongson
Haemin Kwon
Harold Cezar
Jacob Bonnema
Jamie Cieslak
Jana Bailey
Janine Goodsite
Jennifer Petraitis
Jessica Starr
Joanna Niewiara
Joshua Newman
Katie M Moreno
Keith Marino
Kelsey Kippe
Kristen Brooks
Lauren Bland
Lauren Latuszek
Lindsey Martin
Maiko Yamashita
Marissa Weaver
Mary Ann Teister
Michael J Chelberg
Molly Schmidt
Pamela K Sparling
Peter A Ferszt
Randy Cornelius
Rebecca Tung
Ron Seligman
Stephen Reimers
Tracy V Bedford
Victor Abarca
Yana Krmic