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Enrolled Committee Substitute House Bill 4474 History

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HB4474 enr SUB
ENROLLED

COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE


FOR

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 follows:
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.
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