Resources about the nursing scope of practice in massachusetts information about the nursing scope of practice including advanced practice registered nursing (aprn), prescriptive authority, advisory rulings, and mandatory abuse reporting. The state's duty to protect those who receive nursing care is the basis for a nursing license safe, competent nursing practice is grounded in the law as written in the state nurse practice act (npa) and the state rules/regulations. Virginia board of nursing excerpts from the medical practice act related to the practice of nursing drug laws for practitioners regulations of the board of. Nurses act as advisers and consultants to the health care and insurance industries many nurses also work in the health advocacy and patient advocacy fields at.
The nurse practice act defines the scope of practice of the licensed practical nurse (lpn) as that which is taught in schools of practical nursing in colorado at this time therefore, all decisions regarding tasks that may be performed by a lpn are based on the present curriculum criteria. Utah code page 1 chapter 31b nurse practice act part 1 general provisions 58-31b-101 title this chapter is known as the nurse practice act enacted by chapter 288, 1998 general session. To make demonstration grants to eligible local educational agencies or consortia of eligible local educational agencies for the purpose of increasing the numbers of school nurses in public elementary schools and secondary schools.
The approved facilities listed below are authorized to provide training and employ individuals who receive licenses as medication aids under the provisions of the nurse practice act (225 ilcs 65/80. The words the board mean the new jersey board of nursing created by this act b the practice of nursing as a registered professional nurse is defined as diagnosing and treating. Nurse practice act -the npa is a legal instrument defines functions of nursing and sets standards for licensure -grants a nurse the authority to carry out those functions.
Nursing practice act rules of the board board members the mission of the idaho board of nursing is to regulate nursing practice and education for the purpose of. Statutory authority for the board of nursing is 32 mrsa chapter 31 the mission of the board of nursing is to protect the public health and welfare in the area of nursing practice nurse practice act (statutes passed by the maine state legislature. Nurses practice act psychiatric technicians practice act nurse aide practice act nursing rules and regulations nursing board policies request a cost-benefit. Scope of practice determination guidelines when the performance of a specific act is not definitively addressed in the kentucky nursing laws or in an advisory opinion of the board, the nurse must exercise professional judgment in determining whether the performance of the act is within the scope of practice for which the nurse is licensed.
Practical nurse or licensed practical nurse means a person who is licensed as a practical nurse under this act and practices practical nursing as defined in this act only a practical nurse licensed under this act is entitled to use the title licensed practical nurse and the abbreviation lpn. The official kansas state board of nursing web presented by the kansas state board of nursing. R156 commerce, occupational and professional licensing rule r156-31b nurse practice act rule as in effect on july 1, 2018 table of contents.
Oklahoma nursing practice act, effective 11/01/17 (to view/download) (pdf) order form for oklahoma nursing practice act & rules (pdf) 2915 n classen, ste 524. Rules and regulations and the nurse practice act.
Nebraska telehealth act nurse assistants and paid dining nursing home administrators nursing - advanced practice registered nurse practice act. Nursing has come a long way since the days of florence nightingale, and this ever-evolving dynamic profession has seen tremendous changes over the years the nurse practice act (npa) is one of these changes enacted by the legislature of each state to protect patients' safety and to guide the scope. To view the nurse practice act using the office of legislative services website click here scroll down to title 33, chapter 21 nurses the nurse practice act is located in statutes 33-21-101 to 33-21-302. The board of nursing, with the help of its staff, determines licensure and certification requirements interprets the oregon nurse practice act evaluates and approves nursing education programs and nursing assistant training programs issues licenses and renewals investigates complaints and takes disciplinary action against nurses and nursing.