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Introduced Version House Bill 4474 History

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H. B. 4474


(By Delegates Hatfield, Wysong,
Brown, Moye and Rodighiero)
[Introduced February 8, 2008; referred to the
Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.]



A BILL 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 during operative procedures.


NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to provide a circulating registered nurse during every surgical procedure.


Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.



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