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§ 2518.6. Performance Standards.

16 CA ADC § 2518.6Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

Barclays California Code of Regulations
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 § 2518.6
§ 2518.6. Performance Standards.
(a) A licensed vocational nurse shall safeguard patients'/clients' health and safety by actions that include but are not limited to the following:
(1) Reporting to the Board acts specified in Sections 2878 and 2878.5 of the Business and Professions Code;
(2) Documenting patient/client care in accordance with standards of the profession; and
(3) Performing services in accordance with Section 125.6 of the Business and Professions Code.
(b) A licensed vocational nurse shall adhere to standards of the profession and shall incorporate ethical and behavioral standards of professional practice which include but are not limited to the following:
(1) Maintaining current knowledge and skills for safe and competent practice;
(2) Maintaining patient/client confidentiality;
(3) Maintaining professional boundaries with the patient/client;
(4) Abstaining from chemical/substance abuse; and
(5) Cooperating with the Board during investigations as required by Section 2878.1 of the Business and Professions Code.
(c) A violation of this section constitutes unprofessional conduct for purposes of initiating disciplinary action.


Note: Authority cited: Section 2854, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 101.6, 108, 2859, 2878, 2878.1 and 2878.5, Business and Professions Code; Section 11166, Penal Code; and Section 15630(a), Welfare and Institutions Code.
1. New section filed 9-19-96; operative 10-19-96 (Register 96, No. 38).
2. Amendment of subsections (a)-(a)(1) and (b)(3)-(4), new subsection (b)(5) and amendment of Note filed 9-11-2007; operative 10-11-2007 (Register 2007, No. 37).
This database is current through 4/5/24 Register 2024, No. 14.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 16, § 2518.6, 16 CA ADC § 2518.6
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