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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 90. Board of Nursing
Chapter 19. Regulations Governing the Practice of Nursing

18VAC90-19-270. Supervision of delegated tasks.

A. The delegating nurse shall determine the method and frequency of supervision based on factors that include:

1. The stability and condition of the client;

2. The experience and competency of the unlicensed person;

3. The nature of the tasks or procedures being delegated; and

4. The proximity and availability of the registered nurse to the unlicensed person when the nursing tasks will be performed.

B. In the event that the delegating nurse is not available, the delegation shall either be terminated or delegation authority shall be transferred by the delegating nurse to another registered nurse who shall supervise all nursing tasks delegated to the unlicensed person, provided the registered nurse meets the requirements of 18VAC90-19-250 B 3.

C. Supervision shall include:

1. Monitoring the performance of delegated tasks;

2. Evaluating the outcome for the client;

3. Ensuring appropriate documentation; and

4. Being accessible for consultation and intervention.

D. Based on an ongoing assessment as described in 18VAC90-19-260, the delegating nurse may determine that delegation of some or all of the tasks and procedures is no longer appropriate.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 10, eff. February 24, 2017.

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