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§ 2518.5. Scope of Vocational Nursing Practice.

16 CA ADC § 2518.5Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

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Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 25. Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technician Examiners of the State of California (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 1. Vocational Nurses
Article 4. Licenses
16 CCR § 2518.5
§ 2518.5. Scope of Vocational Nursing Practice.
The licensed vocational nurse performs services requiring technical and manual skills which include the following:
(a) Uses and practices basic assessment (data collection), participates in planning, executes interventions in accordance with the care plan or treatment plan, and contributes to evaluation of individualized interventions related to the care plan or treatment plan.
(b) Provides direct patient/client care by which the licensee:
(1) Performs basic nursing services as defined in subdivision (a);
(2) Administers medications;
(3) Applies communication skills for the purpose of patient/client care and education; and
(4) Contributes to the development and implementation of a teaching plan related to self-care for the patient/client.


Note: Authority cited: Section 2854, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 2859, 2860.5, 2860.7, 2878(a) and 2878.5, Business and Professions Code; and Section 11215, Health and Safety Code.
1. New section filed 9-19-96; operative 10-19-96 (Register 96, No. 38).
This database is current through 5/31/24 Register 2024, No. 22.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 16, § 2518.5, 16 CA ADC § 2518.5
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