CHAPTER 368h
KIDNEY DISEASE

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Sec. 19a-269a. Administration of dialysis medications by dialysis patient care technicians.

      Sec. 19a-269a. Administration of dialysis medications by dialysis patient care technicians. Any dialysis patient care technician employed in an outpatient dialysis unit may administer saline, heparin or lidocaine as necessary to initiate or terminate a patient's dialysis, provided (1) the ratio of on-duty staff providing direct patient care to dialysis patients is at least three to nine, and (2) at least one of the three on-duty direct patient care staff persons is a registered nurse licensed to practice in this state. For purposes of this section, "dialysis patient care technician" means a person who has obtained certification as a dialysis patient care technician by an organization approved by the Department of Public Health.

      (P.A. 05-66, S. 1.)

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