1997 Regular Session
To: Public Health and Welfare
By: Representative Miller
House Bill 1469
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE DIALYSIS TECHNICIANS EMPLOYED AT KIDNEY DISEASE TREATMENT FACILITIES TO START DIALYSIS MACHINES FOR PATIENTS WHEN THE PATIENTS ARE READY TO BEGIN TREATMENT, WITHOUT A PHYSICIAN OR A REGISTERED NURSE HAVING TO BE PRESENT WHEN THE MACHINES ARE STARTED; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. A dialysis technician who has successfully completed a dialysis technician training program and who is employed at a kidney disease treatment facility shall be authorized to start a dialysis machine for a patient when the patient is ready to begin treatment, without a physician or a registered nurse having to be present when the machine is started, as long as the dialysis technician is working under the direction of a physician or registered nurse.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1997.