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Part 2: Scope of practice standards

These scope of practice standar​ds outline the requirements for registered nurses providing client care in the following ways:

  • Acting within autonomous scope of practice
  • Acting ​with client-specific orders

Licensed pr​actical nurses may provide care to clients by:

  • ​ acti​ng within autonomous scope of practice when carrying out:

                • ​​​​​​​​​​​​non-restricted activities, an​d​

                • ​​​​​​​​​​​restricted activities within section 6 (restricted activities that do not require an order) of the Nurses (Licensed Practical) Regulation.  

  • ​​​​acting o​​n a client-specific order from a listed health professional for a restricted activity included in section 7 (restricted activities that require an order) of the Nurses (Licensed Practical) Regulation. 

​acting on a client-specifi​c order from a non-listed health professional for an activity that is within the licensed practical nurse's autonomous scope of practice and the licensed practical nurse's individual competence.​​​

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