(1) The APRN shall:
(a) adhere to the standards for the RN in Title 24, chapter 159, subchapter 12, Administrative Rules of Montana;
(b) abide by the current practice standards and guidelines established by a national professional organization for the APRN's role and population focus;
(c) possess the knowledge, judgment, and skill to safely and competently function within the APRN's role and population focus; and
(d) adhere to the requirements for APRN competence development in ARM 24.159.1469, APRN Competence Development.
(2) The APRN is accountable to patients, the nursing profession, and to the board for complying with the rules and statutes for the quality of advanced nursing care rendered, for recognizing limits of knowledge and experience, for planning for the management of situations beyond the APRN's expertise, and for consultation with or referring patients to other health care providers as appropriate.