WSR 98-11-061

INTERPRETIVE STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

[Filed May 19, 1998, 10:56 a.m.]





notice of adoption of interpretive statement



Title: Are licensed respiratory care therapists permitted to administer IV drugs used for conscious sedation? (Commonly used drugs are Demerol and Versed.) Also, can respiratory care therapists use an IV conscious sedation reversal agents such as Mazicon?

Issuing Entity: Department of Health.

Subject Matter: The Department of Health issued an interpretive statement in response to the request from Mark Vanderlinden, Harrison Memorial Hospital.

Effective Date: April 14, 1998.

Contact Person: Tracy A. Hansen, Program Manager, Respiratory Care Practitioners Program, P.O. Box 47870, Olympia, WA 98504-7870, (360) 586-8437.  

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