I'm curious, are lpn's allowed to start, or update patient care plans?
According to the office of professions @ NY education department lpn's "may not create, initiate, or alter nursing care goals or establish nursing care plans." "LPN's function by law in a dependent role at the direction of the RN or other selected authorized health care provider.
I see many lpn's are working on care plans. Is that legal?
LPN's in New York State do not have assessment privileges; they may not interpret patient clinical data or act independently on such data; they may not triage; they may not create, initiate, or alter nursing care goals or establish nursing care plans.
Last edit by irienurse on Apr 2, '09
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