§ 1480. Definitions.
16 CA ADC § 1480Barclays Official California Code of Regulations
16 CCR § 1480
§ 1480. Definitions.
(d) “Advanced pharmacology” means the integration of the advanced knowledge of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics content across the lifespan and prepares the certified nurse practitioner to initiate appropriate pharmacotherapeutics safely and effectively in the management of acute and chronic health conditions.
(e) “California based nurse practitioner education program” means a board approved academic program, physically located in California that offers a graduate degree in nursing or graduate level certificate in nursing to qualified students and is accredited by a nursing organization recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council of Higher Education Accreditation.
(g) “Clinically competent” means the individual possesses and exercises the degree of learning, skill, care, and experience ordinarily possessed and exercised by a certified nurse practitioner providing healthcare in the same nurse practitioner category. The clinical experience must be such that the nurse received intensive experience in performing the diagnostic and treatment procedures essential to the provision of primary care.
(h) “Clinical field related to nursing” means a specialized field of clinical practice in one of the following categories of nurse practitioners as recognized by the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties NONPF), which are: Family/Individual across the lifespan; Adult-gerontology, primary care; Adult-gerontology, acute care; Neonatal; Pediatrics, primary care; Pediatrics, acute care; Women’s health/gender-related; and Psychiatric-Mental Health across the lifespan.
(o) “Nurse practitioner” means an advanced practice registered nurse who meets board education and certification requirements and possesses additional advanced practice educational preparation and skills in physical diagnosis, psycho-social assessment, and management of health-illness needs in primary care, and/or acute care.
(r) “Non-California based nurse practitioner education program” means an academic program accredited by a nursing organization recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council of Higher Education Accreditation that offers a graduate degree in nursing or graduate level certificate in nursing to qualified students and does not have a physical location in California. Preparation at the graduate level must be comprehensive and focus on the clinical practice of providing direct care to individuals.
(s) “Primary care” means comprehensive and continuous care provided to patients, families, and the community. Primary care focuses on basic preventative care, health promotion, disease prevention, health maintenance, patient education, and the diagnoses and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses in a variety of practice settings.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 2715, 2725 and 2836, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 2725.5, 2834, 2835.5, 2836.1 and 2837.103, Business and Professions Code.
1. New Article 8 (Sections 1480-1485) filed 7-13-79; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 79, No. 28).
2. Amendment filed 12-7-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 49).
3. Amendment of section and Note filed 1-15-2019; operative 1-15-2019 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2019, No. 3).
4. Change without regulatory effect amending section filed 12-23-2021 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2021, No. 52).
5. New subsection (k) and amendment of Note filed 12-23-2022; operative 1-1-2023 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2022, No. 51).
This database is current through 9/22/23 Register 2023, No. 38.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 16, § 1480, 16 CA ADC § 1480
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