TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1300 NURSE PRACTICE ACT
SECTION 1300.350 STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT FOR REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSES


 

Section 1300.350  Standards of Professional Conduct for Registered Professional Nurses

 

a)         The RN shall:

 

1)         Practice in accordance with the Act and this Part;

 

2)         Uphold federal and State regulations regarding controlled substances and alcohol;

 

3)         Practice nursing only when in functional physical and mental health;

 

4)         Be accountable for his or her own nursing actions and competencies;

 

5)         Practice or offer to practice only within the scope permitted by law and within the licensee's own educational preparation and competencies;

 

6)         Seek instruction and supervision from qualified individuals when implementing new or unfamiliar nursing activities;

 

7)         Delegate tasks only to individuals whom the licensee knows or has reason to know are competent by education or experience to perform those tasks;

 

8)         Delegate professional responsibilities only to individuals whom the licensee knows or has reason to know are licensed to perform;

 

9)         Be accountable for the quality of nursing care delegated to others;

 

10)        Report unsafe, unethical or illegal health care practice or conditions to appropriate authorities; and

 

11)        Assume responsibility for continued professional growth and education to reflect knowledge and understanding of current nursing care practice.

 

b)        Violations of this Section may result in discipline as specified in Section 70-5 of the Act.  All disciplinary hearings shall be conducted in accordance with 68 Ill. Adm. Code 1110.