24.159.1625 GENERAL NURSING FUNCTIONS AND TASKS THAT MAY NOT BE DELEGATED
(1) The following nursing tasks require nursing knowledge, judgment, and skill and may not be delegated:
(a) the nursing assessment;
(b) development of the nursing diagnosis;
(c) establishment of the nursing care goal;
(d) development of the nursing care plan; and
(e) evaluation of the patient's progress, or lack of progress, toward goal achievement.
(2) A nurse may not delegate to an AP the authority to receive verbal orders from providers.
(3) A nurse may not delegate to an AP the task of teaching or counseling patients or a patient's family relating to nursing and nursing services.
History: 37-1-131, 37-8-202, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-8-202, MCA; NEW, 2005 MAR p. 1291, Eff. 7/1/05; TRANS, from Commerce, 2006 MAR p. 2035; AMD, 2016 MAR p. 1010, Eff. 6/4/16; AMD, 2021 MAR p. 991, Eff. 8/7/21.