West Virginia Code of State Rules
Title 10 - Licensed Practical Nurses
10-03 - Legal Standards Of Nursing Practice For The Licensed Practical Nurse
§10-3-4 - Standards Relating to the Licensed Practical Nurse's Responsibilities as a Member of the Health Care Team.

§10-3-4. Standards Relating to the Licensed Practical Nurse's Responsibilities as a Member of the Health Care Team.

The Licensed Practical Nurse shall:

4.1. be familiar with the statutes and rules governing nursing;

4.2. clearly display on his or her name tag or other identification badge their licensing credential (LPN);

4.3. function within the legal boundaries of practical nursing practice;

4.4. accept responsibility for individual nursing actions, competencies and behavior;

4.5. function under the direction of a registered professional nurse, licensed physician or licensed dentist;

4.6. consult with the registered professional nurse to seek guidance in delivery of nursing care as necessary;

4.7. obtain instruction and supervision as necessary from the registered professional nurse when implementing nursing techniques or practices;

4.8. retain accountability for the timely and accurate completion of tasks assigned to other qualified persons;

4.9. function as a member of the health team;

4.10. contribute to the formulation, interpretation, implementation and evaluation of the objectives and policies related to practical nursing practice within the employment setting;

4.11. participate in the evaluation of nursing through peer review;

4.12. report unsafe nursing practice to the Board and unsafe practice conditions to recognized legal authorities;

4.13. conduct practice without discrimination on the basis of age, race, religion, sex, sexual preference, national origin or handicap;

4.14. respect the dignity and rights of clients regardless of social or economic status, personal attributes or the nature of the health problem;

4.15. respect the client's right to privacy by protecting confidential information, unless obligated by law to disclose the information;

4.16. respect the property of employers, clients and their families; and

4.17. participate in relevant continuing competence activities to maintain current knowledge and skill levels in practical nursing as required in West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses Rule, Continuing Competence, 10 CSR 6.

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