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WAC 246-840-960

Rescinding delegation.

(1) The registered nurse delegator may rescind delegation of the nursing task based on the following circumstances which may include, but are not limited to:
(a) The registered nurse delegator believes patient safety is being compromised;
(b) The patient's condition is no longer stable and predictable;
(c) When the frequency of staff turnover makes delegation impractical to continue in the setting;
(d) A change in the nursing assistant's or home care aide's willingness or competency to do the task;
(e) When the task is not being performed correctly;
(f) When the patient or authorized representative requests rescinding the delegation;
(g) When the facility's license lapsed; or
(h) When caregivers are not currently registered, certified, or have restrictions to practice.
(2) In the event delegation is rescinded, the registered nurse delegator initiates and participates in developing an alternative plan to provide continuity of the task or assumes responsibility for performing the task.
(3) The registered nurse delegator documents the reason for rescinding delegation of the task and the plan for continuing the task.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.79.110, 18.79.260, 2012 c 164, and 2012 c 10. WSR 13-15-063, § 246-840-960, filed 7/15/13, effective 8/15/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.79.110, 18.79.260, 18.88A060 [18.88A.060], and 18.88A.210. WSR 09-06-006, § 246-840-960, filed 2/18/09, effective 3/21/09. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.79 and 18.88A RCW. WSR 02-02-047, § 246-840-960, filed 12/27/01, effective 1/27/02. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.79 RCW. WSR 96-05-060, § 246-840-960, filed 2/19/96, effective 3/21/96.]
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