Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 410-10-.02 - Standards of Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses

(1) The practice of licensed practical nursing means the provision of care for compensation, under the supervision of a physician practicing medicine, a dentist practicing dentistry, a podiatrist practicing podiatry, or a registered nurse practicing nursing in accordance with applicable provisions of law. Such care shall relate to the promotion of health, the prevention of illness and injury, and the restoration and maintenance of physical and mental health through acts authorized by the board, which shall include, but not be limited to the following:
(a) Participating in patient assessment activities and the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the delivery of health care services and other specialized tasks when appropriately educated and consistent with board rules and regulations;
(b) Providing direct personal patient observation, care, and assistance in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, or emergency treatment facilities, or other health care facilities in areas of practice including, but not limited to: coronary care, intensive care, emergency treatment, surgical care and recovery, obstetrics, pediatrics, outpatient services, dialysis, specialty labs, home health care, or other such areas of practice;
(c) Performing comfort and safety measures;
(d) Administering treatments and medications by various routes;
(e) Participating in the management and supervision of unlicensed personnel in the delivery of patient care; and
(f) Performing other specialized tasks as appropriately educated.
(2) Responsibility: Each individual is responsible for personal acts of negligence under the law. Licensed practical nurses are liable if they perform functions for which they are not prepared by education and experience and for which supervision is not provided.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 410-10-.02
O.C.G.A. ยงยง 43-1-25, 43-26-2, 43-26-3, 43-26-5, 43-26-32, and 43-26-42.
Original Rule entitled "Change of Address" was filed on June 19, 1985; effective July 9, 1985. Amended: Rule repealed. Filed December 18, 1986; effective January 7, 1987. Adopted: New Rule entitled "Standards of Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses." F. Aug. 24, 2015; eff. Sept. 13, 2015.

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