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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
2/27/2020

18VAC90-19-280. Nursing Tasks That Shall Not Be Delegated.

A. Nursing tasks that shall not be delegated are those that are inappropriate for a specific, unlicensed person to perform on a specific patient after an assessment is conducted as provided in 18VAC90-19-260.

B. Nursing tasks that shall not be delegated to any unlicensed person are:

1. Activities involving nursing assessment, problem identification, and outcome evaluation that require independent nursing judgment;

2. Counseling or teaching except for activities related to promoting independence in personal care and daily living;

3. Coordination and management of care involving collaboration, consultation, and referral;

4. Emergency and nonemergency triage;

5. Administration of medications except as specifically permitted by the Virginia Drug Control Act (§ 54.1-3400 et seq. of the Code of Virginia); and

6. Circulating duties in an operating room.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

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

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