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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 75. Board of Health Professions
Chapter 40. Regulations Governing the Criteria for Certification of Dialysis Technicians

18VAC75-40-10. Definitions.

The following terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Board" means the Board of Health Professions.

"Dialysis patient care technician" or "dialysis care technician" means a person who has obtained certification from an organization approved by the board to provide, under the supervision of a licensed practitioner of medicine or a registered nurse, direct care to patients undergoing renal dialysis treatments in a Medicare-certified renal dialysis facility. Such direct care may include, but need not be limited to, the administration of heparin, topical needle site anesthetics, dialysis solutions, sterile normal saline solution, and blood volumizers in accordance with the order of a licensed physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 and Chapter 27.01 (§ 54.1-2729.1 et seq.) of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 21, Issue 16, eff. May 18, 2005.

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