Dialysis patient care technician; adds administration of erythropoeitic agents to list. (HB399)

Introduced By

Del. Phil Hamilton (R-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Dialysis patient care technician. Adds the administration of erythropoeitic agents such as Epoetin alfa, Vitamin D, iron, to the list of direct care activities a dialysis patient care technician may undertake. Read the Bill »


01/10/2008: passed committee


01/04/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087871528
01/04/2008Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/10/2008Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/11/2008Read first time
01/11/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB399)
01/14/2008Stricken from House calendar


Alison Hymes writes:

Medication errors kill thousands in U.S. hospitals every year, and that's with R.N.'s with licenses giving out medication. Why would Virginia allow unlicensed people to give medication to dialysis patients and increase the chance of medication errors?

Alison Hymes writes:

Thank you Virginia's House of Delegates! :)