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Introduced Version House Bill 4425 History

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H. B. 4425


(By Delegates Perdue, Hatfield, Border,

Hartman, Marshall, Michael, Moore, Phillips,


Rodighiero, Staggers and Wooton)

[Introduced February 10, 2010 ; referred to the

Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.]



A BILL to amend of 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.

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 provide its plans to the Select Committee on Health for its consideration prior to the 2011 Legislative session.


NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to authorize the Board of Registered Professional Nurses to develop a pilot program for unlicensed personnel to administer medication in a nursing home.

This section is new; therefore, it has been completely underscored.

This bill was recommended for introduction and passage during the 2010 Regular Session of the Legislature by the Select Committee on Health.
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