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          20:48:04.01:02.  Supervision. The licensed nurse shall provide supervision of all nursing tasks delegated to unlicensed assistive personnel in accordance with the following conditions:

          (1)  The licensed nurse determines the degree of supervision required after considering the following:

               (a)  The stability of the client's condition;

               (b)  The competency of the unlicensed person to whom the nursing task is delegated;

               (c)  The nature of the nursing task being delegated; and

               (d)  The proximity and availability of the licensed nurse to the unlicensed person when the nursing task will be performed;

          (2)  The delegating licensed nurse or another licensed nurse is readily available either in person or by telecommunication; and

          (3)  If the unlicensed person is providing care in the client's home, the time interval between supervisory visits and whether the visit is conducted in person or via telecommunication is determined by the licensed nurse in accordance with ยง 20:48:04.01:01. The visit shall occur no less than once every 60 days to assure client safety.

          Source: 21 SDR 13, effective August 7, 1994; 26 SDR 174, effective July 4, 2000.

          General Authority:SDCL 13-33A-2, 36-9-21.

          Law Implemented:SDCL 13-33A-1, 36-9-3, 36-9-4, 36-9-4.1, 36-9-21.


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