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What is nurse delegation?

(1) Nurse delegation services are services in compliance with WAC 246-840-910 through 246-840-970 by a registered nurse to provide training and nursing management for nursing assistants who perform delegated nursing tasks.
(2) Delegated nursing tasks include, but are not limited to, administration of noninjectable medications except for insulin, blood glucose testing, and tube feedings.
(3) Services include the initial visit, care planning, competency testing of the nursing assistant, consent of the client, additional instruction and supervisory visits.
(4) Clients who receive nurse delegation services must be considered "stable and predictable" by the delegated nurse.
(5) Nurse delegation services are available on all DDA HCBS waivers.
[Statutory Authority: 2014 c 139, 2014 c 166, 2015 3rd sp.s. c 4, RCW 71A.12.030, and 71A.12.120. WSR 16-17-009, § 388-845-1170, filed 8/4/16, effective 9/4/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, 2009 c 194, and 2008 c 329 § 205 (1)(i), and Title 71A RCW. WSR 10-22-088, § 388-845-1170, filed 11/1/10, effective 12/2/10.]
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