TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1300 NURSE PRACTICE ACT
SECTION 1300.250 LPN SCOPE OF PRACTICE


 

Section 1300.250  LPN Scope of Practice

 

Practice as a licensed practical nurse means a scope of basic nursing practice, with or without compensation, as delegated by a registered professional nurse or an advanced practice nurse or as directed by a physician assistant, physician, dentist or podiatrist, and includes all of the following and other activities requiring a like skill level for which the LPN is properly trained:

 

a)         Collecting data and collaborating in the assessment of the health status of a patient.

 

b)         Collaborating in the development and modification of the registered professional nurse's or advanced practice nurse's comprehensive nursing plan of care for all types of patients.

 

c)         Implementing aspects of the plan of care as delegated.

 

d)         Participating in health teaching and counseling to promote, attain, and maintain the optimum health level of patients, as delegated.

 

e)         Serving as an advocate for the patient by communicating and collaborating with other health service personnel, as delegated.

 

f)         Participating in the evaluation of patient responses to interventions.

 

g)         Communicating and collaborating with other health care professionals, as delegated.

 

h)         Providing input into the development of policies and procedures to support patient safety. (Section 55-30 of the Act)