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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 boardquestions@nursing.state.nh.us.

 

Question: Is it within LNA scope of practice to assist provider with Sclerotherapy injection of methylene blue dye, India ink, saline or epinephrine into submucosa?
Answer: Board affirmed that it is NOT within LNA scope of practice to assist provider with Sclerotherapy injection.

Question: Is it within RN or LPN scope of practice to increase voltage settings on deep brain stimulator?
Answer: Board affirmed that it is within RN scope of practice but NOT within LPN scope of practice to increase voltage settings on deep brain stimulator with proper education, training and competency.

Question: Is it within RN or LPN to refill or renew prescriptions if provider has approved standing order to permit it for routine, ongoing medications for stable patients who adhere to routine follow-up visits and are not a scheduled drug or a drug dependent on lab values (such as thyroid, Coumadin, Dilantin.)
Answer: Board affirmed that it is within RN or LPN scope of practice to refill or renew prescriptions provided they have approved standing order.


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