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A. Except as provided in subsection B, beginning on April 1, 2003, a facility that provides hemodialysis treatment shall only use a hemodialysis technician who is certified by a national organization that certifies hemodialysis technicians.
B. Beginning on April 1, 2003, an employee who provides hemodialysis treatment and who is not certified pursuant to subsection A is a hemodialysis technician trainee. A hemodialysis technician trainee may provide hemodialysis treatment in any facility unless the trainee fails to pass the national certification examination within two years after employment. The department of health services shall establish by rule appropriate clinical practice restrictions for hemodialysis technician trainees. An employee who is employed to provide hemodialysis treatment before April 1, 2003 must meet the requirements of this section on or before April 1, 2006.
C. A facility that provides hemodialysis treatment must maintain the verification of certification in the hemodialysis technician’s personnel file.
D. For the purposes of this section, "hemodialysis technician" means a person who, under the direct supervision of a physician licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13 or 17, or a registered nurse licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 15, provides assistance in the treatment of patients who receive dialysis treatment for end stage renal disease.