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.
Department of Health Services licenses Patient Care Technicians to perform dialysis.
Department of Health Services
Licensing and Certification Division
1615 Capitol Avenue, MS 0503
Sacramento, CA 95899
P.O. Box 997377, MS 0503
Sacramento, CA 95899-7377
Main Office (916)440-7502
Fax (916) 440-7505
Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Registered Nursing licenses RNs who are certified by Health Services to perform dialysis.
Board of Registered Nursing
1747 N. Market Blvd. Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95834
(800) 326-2297 TTY
Department of Consumer Affairs Licensed VNs must be certified to perform phlebotomy and intravenous injections.
Board of Vocational Nurses
Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205
Sacramento, CA 95833
(916) 263-7855 Fax