Dishonorable Conduct Derogatory for a Hemodialysis Technician Defined
(1)Conduct related to the patient’s safety and integrity:
(a)Failing to report through proper channels facts known regarding the incompetent, unethical, unsafe, or illegal practice of any health care provider;
(b)Failing to respect the dignity and rights of patients, regardless of social or economic status, age, race, religion, sex, sexual preference, national origin, nature of health problems or disability;
(c)Engaging in sexual contact with a patient.
(2)Conduct related to other federal or state statute/rule violations:
(a)Abusing a patient. The definition of abuse includes, but is not limited to, intentionally causing physical and/or mental harm or discomfort, striking a patient, intimidating, threatening, or harassing a patient;
(b)Neglecting a patient. The definition of neglect includes, but is not limited to, carelessly allowing a patient to be in physical discomfort or be injured;
(c)Failing to report actual or suspected incidents of patient abuse through the proper channels in the work place and to the appropriate state agencies;
(d)Aiding, abetting, or assisting an individual to violate or circumvent any law, rule or regulation intended to guide the conduct of CHDTs or other health care providers.
(3)Conduct related to communication:
(a)Falsifying a patient or agency record; including, but not limited to, filling in another person’s omissions, signing another person’s name, recording care not given, fabricating data/values;
(b)Altering a patient or agency record: this includes, but is not limited to, changing words/letters/numbers from the original document to mislead the reader of the record, adding to the record after the original time/date without indicating a late entry;
(c)Destroying a patient or agency record;
(d)Directing another person to falsify, alter, or destroy patient or agency records.
(4)Conduct related to clinical practice: Performing acts beyond the authorized scope of practice.
(5)Conduct related to impaired function:
(a)Practicing as a CHDT when unable/unfit to perform procedures and/or make decisions due to physical impairment as evidenced by documented deterioration of functioning in the practice setting and/or by the assessment of a health care provider qualified to diagnose physical condition/status;
(b)Practicing as a CHDT when unable/unfit to perform procedures and/or make decisions due to psychological or mental impairment as evidenced by documented deterioration of functioning in the practice setting and/or by the assessment of a health care provider qualified to diagnose mental condition/status;
(c)Practicing as a CHDT when physical or mental ability to practice is impaired by use of drugs, alcohol, or mind-altering substances.
(6)Conduct related to certification violations:
(a)Allowing another person to use one’s CHDT certification for any purpose;
(b)Resorting to fraud, misrepresentation, or deceit during the application process for certification, while taking the certification exam, or while obtaining initial certification or renewal of certification;
(c)CHDT impersonating any applicant or acting as a proxy for the applicant in any certification examination;
(d)Disclosing the contents of the certification examination or soliciting, accepting or compiling information regarding the contents of the examination, before during or after its administration.
Rule 333-275-0130 — Dishonorable Conduct Derogatory for a Hemodialysis Technician Defined,