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          20:48:01:01.  Definitions. Terms defined in SDCL chapter 36-9 have the same meaning when used in this article. In addition, terms used in this article mean:


          (1)  "Adolescent," a person at least 12 years of age but not yet 18;


          (2)  "Applicant," a person applying to the board for any purpose relating to that person's licensure or certification by the board;


          (3)  "Client," a consumer of nursing care;


          (4)  "Clinical enrichment program," any program designed to provide supervised clinical experience based on the nursing process and offered by an employing institution or agency to nursing students outside a formal educational program;


          (5)  "Complex nursing situation," a situation in which the client's clinical and behavioral state is not predictable and rapid change in that state is reasonably anticipated;


          (6)  "Controlling institution," an educational institution or general hospital under whose auspices a school is organized and operated;


          (7)  "Cooperating agency," an institution or agency other than a controlling institution which provides learning resources to a school;


          (8)  "Delegation," transferring to a trained individual the authority to perform a specific nursing task in a specific situation;


          (9)  "Direct supervision," supervision given by a registered nurse or licensed physician who is physically present in the immediate area where the client is being provided nursing service;


          (10)  "Equivalent" or "equivalency," the completion, in a school that is not approved by the board or in a school of another kind, of a program that is substantially equal to the preparation received in an approved school of practical nursing;


          (11)  "Licensee," a person who holds a license issued by the board as either a registered or licensed practical nurse, certified registered nurse anesthetist, or clinical nurse specialist;


          (12)  "Minimal supervision," supervision given by a registered nurse, licensed physician, or dentist who is physically on the premises where the client is being cared for or readily available by telephone;


          (13)  "School," a school that conducts a course of study for the preparation of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified registered nurse anesthetists, clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse midwives, or certified nurse practitioners;


          (14)  "Stable nursing situation," a situation in which the client's clinical and behavioral state is known and predictable and no rapid change in that state is reasonably anticipated;


          (15)  "Unlicensed assistive personnel," persons not licensed as a nurse under SDCL chapter 36-9 who are trained to assist a licensed nurse in the provision of nursing care to a client as delegated by the nurse and authorized by chapter 20:48:04.01;


          (16)  "Registrant," any person who meets the definition of unlicensed assistive personnel and who is registered by the board.


          Source: SL 1975, ch 16, ยง 1; 3 SDR 35, effective November 11, 1976; 4 SDR 26, effective November 1, 1977; 6 SDR 88, effective March 3, 1980; 12 SDR 109, effective January 9, 1986; 12 SDR 151, 12 SDR 155, effective July 1, 1986; 13 SDR 175, effective May 28, 1987; 21 SDR 13, effective August 7, 1994; 26 SDR 174, effective July 4, 2000; 41 SDR 12, effective July 31, 2014; 44 SDR 81, effective November 6, 2017; 45 SDR 9, effective July 30, 2018.

          General Authority: SDCL 36-9-21, 36-9A-41.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-9-21, 36-9A-21.1.


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