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Legal Resource for Nursing Staff Jennifer L. Wilson, RN Rasmussen University NUR4327:- Influence of Policy, Finance & Law on Healthcare Professor David Campbell-Odell February 11,2021
2 Standards of Care The state of Florida defines the laws of "fundamental professional standard of care" as: "the level of care, expertise, and treatment of all relevant encompassing conditions, is recognized as acceptable and appropriate by intelligently reliable providers for healthcare." Florida Statutes- §766.102(1), (The Nurse Attorney, P.A., 2017) Scope of Practice The registered nurse's scope of practice for the state of Florida Statutes Section 464.003(3)(a) defines: "Practicing professional nursing" involves fulfilling of the acts entailing extensive specific knowledge, judgment, and nursing skill based upon implemented principles of psychological, biological, physical, and social sciences which should incorporate, however not have restrictions to: In observing, assessing, nursing diagnosis, planning, intervention, and evaluation of care; education and counseling of the unwell, injured, or weak; promoting wellness, maintaining health, and preventing other diseases or disorders.

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