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The California Department of Health Services certifies Patient Care Technicians to assist patients in dialysis treatments. Certification by the department is all that is required for a licensed Registered Nurse to perform dialysis, but a Licensed Vocational Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse must have a certificate to perform phlebotomy and intravenous injections.</p
<p>Department of Health Services licenses Patient Care Technicians to perform dialysis.

Department of Health Services
Licensing and Certification Division
ATCS-MS 3301
1615 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95814

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 997416
Sacramento, CA 95899-7416
(916) 327-2445
(916) 552-8811 (Licensing)

Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Registered Nursing licenses RNs who are certified by Health Services to perform dialysis.

Board of Registered Nursing
1625 N. Market Blvd. Suite N217
Sacramento, CA 95834
(916) 322-3350
(916) 322-1700 (TDD)
(916) 574-8637 (fax)

Department of Consumer Affairs Licensed VNs must be certified to perform phlebotomy and intravenous injections.

Board of Vocational Nurses
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205
Sacramento, CA 95833
(916) 263-7800
(916) 263-7859 Fax

Publications available: None are offered by the Consumer Information Center

See also: None

Other referrals: Registered Nursing and Vocational Nursing

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