Private RN care in New York state
- 0Apr 24, '12 by Polch315Hi there!
I am currently a nurse in a hospital ICU and I have a friend whos family member would like to have me administer IV medications twice a week in her home. I am willing to do this, but am unsure what my license allows/covers in the aspect of home care. Can I do this as a side deal? Do I need insurance to act privately? Anyone out there have any advice?
- 0May 11, '12 by RNGriffinI too am from New York, and in order to perform any private duty health services you must be registered with the board of nursing and public health department as a contractor. This requires a lot more effort than just having a nursing license and health insurance. Btw, unless this friend is extremely wealthy or you are, obtaining your own health insurance for home duty malpractice will be extremely difficult.