Is there a list of what skills, activities, etc. are within the RN scope of practice? Particularly within Florida? I've tried looking through the FBON resource page which includes the Florida Nurse Practice act. I found a "Help/FAQ" section which had the following question/answer:
Q:What can I do to determine if a nursing task which includes procedures/treatments is within my scope of practice?
Nurses have the option of filing a “Petition for Declaratory Statement”.In many instances nursing duties and responsibilities are not specifically addressed in the Florida Nurse Practice Act (Chapter 464, FS), or the Rules of the Florida Board of Nursing (Title 64B9, Florida Administrative Codes)
Declaratory statements are an agency’s opinion as to the applicability of a statutory provision, or of any rule or order of the agency, as it applies to the petitioner’s particular set of circumstances (s. 120.565, F.S.). This page is a listing of declaratory statements.
Requests to file a “Petition for Declaratory Statement” can be located by selecting the link below:
Declaratory Statements | Florida Department of Health
That makes it sound to me like there may not be any place that says what we can or can't do; but I'm hoping that's wrong and I'm just missing something obvious.
Florida Board of Nursing >> Nursing FAQs - Licensing, Renewals & Information
Florida Board of Nursing >> Links and Resources - Licensing, Renewals & Information