4723.73 Dialysis technicians - prohibited acts.

(A) No person who does not hold a current, valid certificate issued under section 4723.75 or renewed under section 4723.77 of the Revised Code shall do either of the following:

(1) Claim to the public to be a dialysis technician;

(2) Use the title "Ohio certified dialysis technician," the initials "OCDT," or any other title or initials to represent that the person is authorized to perform dialysis care as a dialysis technician.

(B) No person who does not hold a current, valid dialysis technician intern certificate issued under section 4723.76 of the Revised Code shall do either of the following:

(1) Claim to the public to be a dialysis technician intern;

(2) Use the title "dialysis technician intern," the initials "DTI," or any other title or initials to represent that the person is authorized to perform dialysis care as a dialysis technician intern.

(C) No dialysis technician or dialysis technician intern shall engage in dialysis care in a manner that is inconsistent with section 4723.72 of the Revised Code.

(D) No person other than a dialysis technician or dialysis technician intern shall engage in the dialysis care that is authorized by section 4723.72 of the Revised Code, unless the person is one or more of the following :

(1) A registered nurse or licensed practical nurse ;

(2) A physician ;

(3) A student performing dialysis care under the supervision of an instructor as an integral part of a dialysis training program approved by the board of nursing under section 4723.74 of the Revised Code ;

(4) A dialysis patient who has been trained to engage in the dialysis care with little or no professional assistance by completing a medicare-approved self-dialysis or home dialysis training program ;

(5) A family member or friend of a dialysis patient who engages in self-dialysis or home dialysis, and the person engages in the dialysis care by assisting the patient in performing the self-dialysis or home dialysis, after the person providing the assistance has completed a medicare-approved self-dialysis or home dialysis training program for the particular dialysis patient being assisted.

(E) No dialysis technician intern shall do either of the following:

(1) Serve as a trainer or preceptor in a dialysis training program;

(2) Provide dialysis care in a patient's home.

(F) No person shall operate a dialysis training program, unless the program is approved by the board of nursing under section 4723.74 of the Revised Code.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.194, HB 303, §1, eff. 3/20/2013.

Effective Date: 06-27-2001