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§ 1450. Definitions.

16 CA ADC § 1450Barclays Official California Code of RegulationsEffective: October 1, 2022

Barclays California Code of Regulations
Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 14. Board of Registered Nursing
Article 5. Continuing Education
Effective: October 1, 2022
16 CCR § 1450
§ 1450. Definitions.
For purposes of this Article:
(a) “Continuing Education” means the variety of forms of learning experiences, including, but not limited to, lectures, conferences, academic studies, in service education, institutes, seminars, workshops, extension studies, and independent/home study programs undertaken by registered nurses for relicensure. These learning experiences are meant to enhance the knowledge of the registered nurse in the practice of nursing in direct and indirect patient care.
(b) “Course” means a systematic learning experience, at least one hour in length, which deals with and is designed for the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and information in direct and indirect patient care.
(c) “Content Relevant to the Practice of Nursing” means content related to the development and maintenance of current competency in the delivery of nursing care as specified in Section 1456.
(d) “Experimental medical procedure or treatment” means the management and care of a patient involving any of the following:
(1) research approved by an Institutional Review Board as defined in Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 56.102 (hereby incorporated by reference as of August 8, 2022) involving a clinical trial or human subject as those terms are defined in Title 45, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 46.102 (hereby incorporated by reference as of August 8, 2022);
(2) for drugs, biological products, or devices, the treatment will be considered experimental if the United States Food and Drug Administration approved the drug, biological product, or device for use, but the drug, biological product, or device is used for a purpose other than that for which it was approved; or
(3) any treatment or procedure for which peer-reviewed scientific journals or studies show that the procedure or treatment is the subject of on-going clinical trials.
(e) “Independent/Home Study Courses” means continuing education courses offered for individual study by an approved provider.
(f) “Hour” means at least fifty (50) minutes of participation in an organized learning experience;
(g) “Approved Providers” means those individuals, partnerships, corporations, associations, organizations, organized health care systems, educational institutions, or governmental agencies offering continuing education as approved by the Board.
(h) “Implicit bias” means the attitudes or internalized stereotypes that affect our perceptions, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. Implicit bias often contributes to unequal treatment of people based on race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, and other characteristics.
(i) “Direct patient care” means the provision of health care services directly to individuals being treated for or suspected of having physical or mental illnesses. Direct patient care includes preventative care.


Note: Authority cited: Sections 2715, 2736.5 and 2811.5, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 2811.5, Business and Professions Code.
1. New Article 5 (Sections 1450-1456) filed 10-10-75; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 75, No. 41).
2. Amendment filed 12-18-81; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 81, No. 51).
3. Amendment of section and Note filed 8-12-2022; operative 10-1-2022 (Register 2022, No. 32).
This database is current through 4/12/24 Register 2024, No. 15.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 16, § 1450, 16 CA ADC § 1450
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