New ESRD regulations have been compiled in a 116-page document, approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and published with comments in the Federal Register (4-15-08). The rules that apply to certification start on page 20,425 of the Federal Register.
Policy & Timeline

Exact wording related to the timeline for Dialysis Technicians to have certification: Patient care dialysis technicians (must) be certified under a state certification program or a national commercially available certification program as follows:

  1. For newly-employed patient care technicians(certified) within 18 months of being hired as a dialysis patient care technician.If a newly hired PCT stops working before they have 18 months of experience, they can start working at another facility but the experience from their first job will be added to their new job. For example: A PCT works in Facility "A" for 7 months. Then, he/she has to move to another state. Once Facility "B" hires this person, he/she will have 11 months to become certified.
  2. For patient care technicians employed on or before October 14, 2008(certified) within 18 months after such date." (This means that you will have until April 14, 2010 to be certified.)

State Requirements for Dialysis Technicians

The requirements to become a dialysis technician vary from state to state but they all must at least comply with the regulations set by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). In 2008 CMS published the Conditions for Coverage for End-Stage Renal Disease Facilities; Final Rule. This document outlines the federal requirements that any dialysis center in the United States must abide by if they are to become certified and receive Medicare/Medicaid funds. Section 494.140 of this document pertains to personnel qualifications and outlines the basic requirements needed to be a patient care dialysis technician.

A handful of states have no regulations beyond those set by CMS and allow the dialysis centers to oversee training and certification of its employees, while other states use the CMS requirements as baseline and add their own level of certification and oversight to the centers and the personnel who work within.

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State Requirements for Dialysis Technicians

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STATE REQUIREMENTS FOR DIALYSIS TECHNICIANS

The requirements to become a dialysis technician vary from state to state but they all must at least comply with the regulations set by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). In 2008 CMS published the Conditions for Coverage for End-Stage Renal Disease Facilities; Final Rule. This document outlines the federal requirements that any dialysis center in the United States must abide by if they are to become certified and receive Medicare/Medicaid funds. Section 494.140 of this document pertains to personnel qualifications and outlines the basic requirements needed to be a patient care dialysis technician.

A handful of states have no regulations beyond those set by CMS and allow the dialysis centers to oversee training and certification of its employees, while other states use the CMS requirements as baseline and add their own level of certification and oversight to the centers and the personnel who work within.

  States with Provisions or Requirements that Meet CMS Approval

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CMS APPROVED COMMERCIAL CERTIFICATION ORGANIZATION
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Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing and Technology

  • Certified Hemodialysis
  • Technologist/Technician (CHT)
  • Certified Hemodialysis Nurse (CHN)
  • Certified Peritoneal Dialysis Nurse (CPDN)


Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission

  • Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT)
  • Certified Dialysis Nurse (CDN)
  • Certified Nephrology Nurse – Nurse Practitioner (CNN-NP)


National Nephrology Certification Organization

  • Certified Clinical Nephrology Technology (CCNT)
  • Biomedical Nephrology Technology (CBNT)

ESRD Regulations

Updated on 2015-08-28T07:16:23+00:00, by CDrevo.