Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 22, § 70211 - Nursing Service General Requirements

(a) The nursing service shall be organized, staffed, equipped, and supplied, including furnishings and resource materials, to meet the needs of patients and the service.
(b) The nursing service shall be under the direction of an administrator of nursing services who shall be a registered nurse with the following qualifications:
(1) Master's degree in nursing or a related field with at least one year of experience in administration; or
(2) Baccalaureate degree in nursing or a related field with at least two years of experience in nursing administration; or
(3) At least four years of experience in nursing administration or supervision, with evidence of continuing education directly related to the job specifications.
(c) It shall be designated in writing by the hospital administrator that the administrator of nursing services has authority, responsibility and accountability for the nursing service within the facility.
(1) The internal structure and accountability of the nursing service, including identification of nursing service units and committees, shall be defined in writing.
(2) The relationship between the nursing service and administration, organized medical staff and other departments shall be defined in writing. Such definition of relationship shall be developed in cooperation with respective departments. Administrative, medical staff, and other hospital committees that address issues affecting nursing care shall include registered nurses, including those who provide direct patient care. Licensed vocational nurses may serve on those committees.


Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 22, § 70211

Note: Authority cited: Sections 100275(a) and 1275, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Section 1276, Health and Safety Code.

1. Amendment filed 3-13-80; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 80, No. 11).
2. Repealer and new section, and amendment of Note filed 11-26-96; operative 12-26-96 (Register 96, No. 48).

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