HB4474 enr SUB
H. B. 4474
(By Delegates Hatfield, Wysong,
Brown, Moye and Rodighiero)
[Passed March 8, 2008; 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 §30-7-19, relating to
registered nurses required in operating rooms.
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 §30-7-19, to read as
ARTICLE 7. REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSES.
§30-7-19. Circulating registered nurses.
A registered nurse as defined in this article, qualified by
education, licensed, and experienced in operating room nursing,
shall be present as a circulating nurse in each operating room in
a hospital, or ambulatory surgical center as defined by section
one, article five-b, chapter sixteen of this code, during operative procedures.