ORS 688.635¹
Scope of practice of hemodialysis technician
  • rules

(1) A person certified as a hemodialysis technician may, under the direct supervision of a physician licensed under ORS chapter 677 or a registered nurse licensed under ORS 678.010 (Definitions for ORS 678.010 to 678.410) to 678.410 (Fees), perform functions as determined by rules adopted by the Department of Human Services, in consultation with the Oregon Medical Board and the Oregon State Board of Nursing.

(2) A hemodialysis technician shall not:

(a) Administer medications by oral, intramuscular, intravenous or subcutaneous means except as specified under rules adopted by the department pursuant to subsection (1) of this section.

(b) Determine the frequency, duration or nature of dialysis treatments or alter any treatment prescribed by a licensed health professional.

(c) Engage in any health care activity requiring a license except as authorized under rules adopted by the department pursuant to subsection (1) of this section. [1997 c.580 §3]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 688—Therapeutic and Technical Services: Physical Therapists; Radiologic Technologists and Radiation Therapists; Hemodialysis Technicians; Athletic Trainers; Respiratory Therapists, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors688.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information