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James Bowers
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Dawn Yost
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Bonnie Vencill
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That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding there to a new section, designated ยง30 7 19, to read as follows: ARTICLE 7. REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSES. ยง30 7 19. Circulating registered nurses. A registered nurse as defined in this article, qualified by education, licensed, and experienced in operating room nursing, shall be present as a circulating nurse in each operating room in a hospital, or ambulatory surgical center as defined by section one, article five-b, chapter sixteen of this code, during operative procedures

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That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding there to a new section, designated ยง30 7 19, to read as follows: ARTICLE 7. REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSES. ยง30 7 19. Circulating registered nurses. A registered nurse as defined in this article, qualified by education, licensed, and experienced in operating room nursing, shall be present as a circulating nurse in each operating room in a hospital, or ambulatory surgical center as defined by section one, article five-b, chapter sixteen of this code, during operative procedures

» Registered Nurse First Assistants (RNFAs)

Reimbursement: (Medicaid Only) West Virginia Code, Chapter 9, Article 4B, 9-4B-4 (c) Nothing in this section gives the board the authority to interfere with the discretion and judgment given to the single state agency that administers the state's medicaid program. If the single state agency disapproves the recommendations or adjustments to the fee schedule, it is expressly authorized to make any modifications to fee schedules as are necessary to ensure that total financial requirements of the agency for the current fiscal year with respect to the state's medicaid plan are met and shall report the same to the joint committee on government and finance on a quarterly basis: Provided, That the single state agency shall provide reimbursement for the services of a registered nurse first assistant which reimbursement shall be no less than thirteen and six tenths of one percent of the rate for a surgeon physician. The purpose of the board is to assist and enhance the role of the single state agency in carrying out its mandate by acting as a means of communication between the medicaid provider community and the agency.

Definition: West Virginia Code - Chapter 9 Human Services. Article 4B Physician/Medical Practitioner Provider Medicaid Act. 9-4B-1 Definitions. (f) "Registered nurse first assistant" means one who: (1) Holds a current active registered nurse licensure; (2) Is certified in perioperative nursing; and (3) Has successfully completed and holds a degree or certificate from a recognized program which consists of: …

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