ASA Position Statements

The ASA provides 'Position Statements' as a reflection of the ASA's stated position on various aspects of the provision of anaesthesia services. The ASA's Position Statements should not be relied upon as legally binding documents, nor can these documents replace specific legal advice which may be required in certain circumstances. Rather, they provide information about suggested best practice standards and appropriate behaviour.

Please click on the following links to read the ASA Position Statements:

ASA-PS01 The Provision of "Out of Hours" Anaesthetic Services 
ASA-PS02 Risk Management 
ASA-PS03 Minimum Facilities For Preanaesthesia Consultations 
ASA-PS04 Informed Financial Consent 
ASA-PS05 The Provision of Anaesthesia Services to Rural Areas 
ASA-PS06 Advice to Members on Product Issues 
ASA-PS07 Credentials and Clinical Privileges 
ASA-PS08 Guidelines for Visitors to the Operating Environment 
ASA-PS09 Guidelines for Expert Witness, Qualification and Testimony 
ASA-PS10 The Medical Specialty of Anaesthesia 
ASA-PS11 Code of Conduct for Members 
ASA-PS13 Anaesthesia for GE Procedures 
ASA-PS14 Anaesthesia for Office-based Surgery 
ASA-PS15 Communicating with Patients 
ASA-PS16 Anaesthesia Services and Governance in Private Healthcare Facilities
ASA-EA01 After Hours Obstetric Procedures 
ASA-EA02 Debt Recovery Expenses
ASA-EA03 Responding to a complaint regarding professional fees  

Members who require further advice about particular aspects of the Position Statements are encouraged to contact the Policy team.