LPN scope of practice regarding ALF setting

  1. I can't find anything, anywhere, about LPNs in ALFs. I would really appreciate some input/experiences(/the correct answer??) as I've found the scope of practice in the FL Nurse Act to be incredibly vague, and it doesn't help that Assisted Living seems to go off their own statutes.

    My question is this: Can an LPN perform the initial assessment on a (potential) resident?

    Furthermore, if you are certified as an AL Director, does that cover you to perform assessments?

    The facility I'm questioning does not employ an RN; DON is also an LPN. I'm in Florida.

    Thanks so much!
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