Article - Health Occupations
(a) In this subtitle
the following words have the meanings indicated.
means the State Board of Physicians.
means the Perfusion Advisory Committee established under § 14–5E–05
of this subtitle.
means a license issued by the Board to practice perfusion.
perfusionist” means a perfusionist who is licensed by the Board
under this subtitle to practice perfusion.
(f) (1) “Practice
perfusion” means to perform the functions necessary for the
support, treatment, measurement, or supplementation of the cardiovascular,
circulatory, or respiratory systems, or other organs to ensure the
safe management of physiologic functions by monitoring and analyzing
the parameters of the systems under an order and the supervision of
a licensed physician.
bypass for adult, pediatric, and neonatal patients;
circulatory support for renal, neurological, hepatic, and vascular
circulation for long–term support of failing respiratory or
carbon dioxide removal;
direct coronary artery bypass;
and hemostasis monitoring, analysis, and intervention;
(xi) Thermal regulation;
(xii) Blood gas
and blood chemistry monitoring, analysis, and intervention;
monitoring, analysis, and intervention;
of blood components and pharmaceuticals;
of anesthetic agents through a heart lung machine at the direction
of an anesthesiologist;
assist device and mechanical circulatory support management;
flow augmentation therapy;
gel production, autologous hemocyte tissue matrix production;
progenitor cell harvest bone marrow aspirate concentrate;
(xxiii) Acute normovolemic
limb or organ delivery of chemotherapeutics, progenitor cells, gene
therapy vectors, and other items;
(xxv) Organ procurement
membrane oxygenation; and
(xxx) Renal perfusion.
means an individual who, in accordance with § 14–5E–09(c)
of this subtitle, is:
(1) Enrolled in
an accredited educational program to qualify for a license under this
perfusion services within the accredited program under the supervision
of a licensed perfusionist and without compensation.
means the responsibility of a licensed physician to exercise on site
or immediately available direction for a licensed perfusionist to
ensure the safety and welfare of patients during the course of perfusion.