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36-9-4Practice of licensed practical nurse.

A licensed practical nurse practices under the supervision of a registered nurse, advanced practice registered nurse, licensed physician, or other health care provider authorized by the state. A licensed practical nurse is guided by nursing standards established or recognized by the board and includes:

(1)    Collecting data and conducting a focused nursing assessment of the health status of a patient;

(2)    Participating with other health care providers in the development and modification of the patient-centered health care plan;

(3)    Implementing nursing interventions within a patient-centered health care plan;

(4)    Assisting in the evaluation of responses to interventions;

(5)    Providing for the maintenance of safe and effective nursing care rendered directly or indirectly;

(6)    Advocating for the best interest of the patient;

(7)    Communicating and collaborating with patients and members of the health care team;

(8)    Assisting with health counseling and teaching;

(9)    Delegating and assigning nursing interventions to implement the plan of care; and

(10)    Other acts that require education and training consistent with professional standards as prescribed by the board, by rules promulgated pursuant to chapter 1-26, and commensurate with the licensed practical nurse's education, demonstrated competence, and experience.

Source: SL 1949, ch 109, § 1; SL 1955, ch 91, § 2; SDC Supp 1960, § 27.0902 (4); SL 1967, ch 101, § 2 (2) (b); SL 1972, ch 204, § 2; SL 1976, ch 228, § 5; SL 2016, ch 194, § 3.

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