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Point of Decision/Implications

Your decision may be to:

  • Accept the newly assigned task – you have now made an agreement with your employer to incorporate this new responsibility, under the conditions outlined in the procedure manual and are now accountable for its performance.
  • Agree to learn the new procedure according to the plans established by the employer and nationally accepted standards for your education, skills practice, and evaluation. Ensure that documentation of your competence is in your personnel file. If you do not feel adequately prepared to perform the task/procedure, it is your responsibility to inform your employer of this and be willing to develop an action plan for gaining competence.
  • Refuse to accept the newly assigned task/procedure. You will need to document the basis for your decision for yourself and your employer. Be prepared to offer alternatives, which may include a change in work setting, a change in employment by choice or by employer decision, or implementing the organization’s grievance procedures.

For additional information on applying the New Hampshire Nurse Practice Act (Laws and Rules/Regulations), you may: access the website ; email the board office boardquestions@nursing.state.nh.us or call the board office at (603) 271-2323


New Hampshire Board of Nursing
121 South Fruit Street   |  Concord, NH 03301
Nursing (603) 271-2323  |  Nursing Assistant (603) 271-6282
Fax (603) 271-6605