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WVC 30 - 7 C- 3 §30-7C-3. Qualifications; exceptions; application form and fees.

(a) In order to be certified by the Board as a dialysis technician, an individual must demonstrate that he or she:

(1) Is of good moral character;

(2) Has acquired at least a high school diploma, general equivalency diploma or equivalent;

(3) Has successfully completed an approved dialysis technician training program;

(4) Has achieved national certification as a dialysis technician; and

(5) Has met such other qualifications required by the Board by legislative rule.

(b) On or before the first day of July, two thousand five, an individual who is currently working as a dialysis technician in a dialysis facility, and whose administrative registered professional nurse in charge acknowledges that he or she is competent to perform the delegated duties and practices in accordance with the laws regulating the provision of dialysis care, the rules of the Board and any other applicable federal and state laws and rules, will be considered as having met the requirements of subdivisions (3) and (4), subsection (a) of this section for the purposes of being certified by the Board as a dialysis technician.

(c) On or before the first day of July, two thousand six, an individual who has successfully completed an approved dialysis technician training program and who was working on or before the first day of July, two thousand five, as a dialysis technician trainee in a dialysis facility, and whose administrative registered professional nurse in charge acknowledges that he or she is competent to perform the delegated duties and practices in accordance with the laws regulating the provision of dialysis care, the rules of the Board and any other applicable federal and state laws and rules, will be considered as having met the requirements of subdivision (4), subsection (a) of this section for the purposes of being certified by the Board as a dialysis technician.

(d) An applicant for certification must file with the Board an application in the form and manner established by the Board demonstrating that he or she has met the qualifications set forth in subsection (a) of this section, and pay an application fee as established by legislative rule.

(e) The Board may, upon receipt of a completed application and fee in accordance with legislative rule, issue a temporary permit to practice as a dialysis technician to any applicant who has completed a board approved dialysis technician training program. A temporary permit is not renewable, and is effective from the date of issuance until three days following receipt by the applicant and the Board of the results of the first written certification examination, unless the Board revokes the temporary permit prior to its expiration.

(f) The Board may, upon receipt of a completed application and fee in accordance with legislative rule, issue a temporary endorsement to practice as a dialysis technician to an applicant who has been certified as a dialysis technician under the laws of another state, territory or foreign country and who meets the qualifications of the Board. A temporary endorsement is not renewable and is effective for ninety days unless the Board revokes the endorsement prior to its expiration.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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