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Nursing Practice

The Nurse Practice Act Page provides information on the RSA 326-B which is the legislative law that defines a number of focuses that includes but is not limited to nursing scope of practice, functions of the board of nursing and the executive director, licensing, nurse delegation, disciplinary processes and continuing competence. This also addresses the Chapter Rules 100-800 that correspond and expand on what is written in the law.

Please Note: There is a 30 day comment period before the board finalizes the Clinical Advisory White Paper. Please review the following questions reviewed by the Board and email your comments to


June 19, 2014

Question: Can LNA disconnect patient's NG from wall suction to bring them to bathroom and then reconnect to wall suction once settled?
Answer: Board reaffirmed opinion of January 17, 2013 that it is NOT within scope of practice for LNA to clamp NG Tube OR perform other functions associated with NG tubes based on need for assessment.

Scope of Practice

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