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Conditions for performing hemodialysis.

(1) A medical assistant-hemodialysis technician trained by a federally approved end-stage renal disease facility may perform the following dialysis tasks:
(a) Venipuncture for blood withdrawal;
(b) Administration of oxygen as necessary by cannula or mask;
(c) Venipuncture for placement of fistula needles;
(d) Connection to vascular catheter for hemodialysis;
(e) Intravenous administration of heparin and sodium chloride solutions as an integral part of dialysis treatment;
(f) Intradermal, subcutaneous or topical administration of local anesthetics in conjunction with placement of fistula needles; and
(g) Intraperitoneal administration of sterile electrolyte solutions and heparin for peritoneal dialysis.
(2) A medical assistant-hemodialysis technician may perform the dialysis tasks described in subsection (1) of this section, under the following supervision:
(a) In a renal dialysis center under immediate supervision of a registered nurse; or
(b) In the patient's home if a physician and a registered nurse are available for consultation during the dialysis.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.360 RCW, RCW 43.70.280, and 2012 c 153. WSR 13-12-045, ยง 246-827-0520, filed 5/31/13, effective 7/1/13.]
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