H. B. 4425
(By Delegates Perdue, Hatfield, Border,
Hartman, Marshall, Michael, Moore, Phillips,
Rodighiero, Staggers and Wooton)
(Originating in the Committee on the Judiciary.)
[February 26, 2010]
A BILL to amend of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §30-7-20, relating to
the development of a pilot program for unlicensed persons to
administer medications in a nursing home by the Board of
Registered Professional Nurses.
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 §30-7-20, to read as
ARTICLE 7. REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSES.
§30-7-20. Pilot program.
The board shall develop a pilot program for unlicensed
personnel to administer medication in a nursing home including the
development of a training program in cooperation with the West
Virginia Board of Practical Nurses and the West Virginia Health
Care Association. Prior to implementation of the pilot program,
the board shall provide its plans to the Legislative Oversight Commission for Health and Human Resources Accountability for its
consideration prior to the 2011 Legislative session.