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HB4425 SUB ENR
ENROLLED

COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE

for


H. B. 4425

(By Delegates Perdue, Hatfield, Border,

Hartman, Marshall, Michael, Moore, Phillips,


Rodighiero, Staggers and Wooton)


[Passed March 11, 2010; in effect ninety days from passage.]


AN ACT to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §30-7-20, relating to the development of a pilot program for unlicensed persons to administer medications in a nursing home by the Board of Registered Professional Nurses; requiring approval by the Legislative Oversight Commission on Health and Human Resources Accountability prior to implementation of the pilot; and granting rulemaking authority to the Board of Registered Professional Nurses to effectuate the provisions of the pilot project.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §30-7-20, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 7. REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSES.
§30-7-20. Pilot program.

The board shall develop a pilot program for unlicensed personnel to administer medication in a nursing home including the development of a training program in cooperation with the West Virginia Board of Practical Nurses and the West Virginia Health Care Association. Prior to implementation of the pilot program, the board shall submit its plans for approval to the Legislative Oversight Commission for Health and Human Resources Accountability for its consideration prior to the 2011 Legislative session. The Board of Nursing shall propose rules for legislative approval in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter, twenty- nine-a of this code effectuate the provisions of this section.
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