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Answer one of the two discussion questions below. Indicate in the discussion
thread if you are answering #1 or #2.
Question #1: After reviewing the Nurse Practice Act, what are two major
elements of the act that you learned about? How will you apply that to your
current clinical practice?
Question #2: After reviewing the Nurse Practice Act, what are the key
principles that you learned regarding delegation? What are the legal and
ethical consequences if delegation is not performed correctly?

? Go to the LLR – https://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t40c033.php
? The nurse practice act is a legal document in which all nurses must comply with all
the provisions. Review the following provisions in the nurse practice act.
? 40-33- 02 – Definitions
? 40-33- 30- License requirement to use the title nurse.
? 40-33- 42 – Delegation
? 40-33- 110- Grounds for discipline of licensees
? 40-33- 111-Reporting misconduct
? 40-33- 200- Unauthorized practice

? Chapter 5: Legal and Ethical Issues
o Yoder-Wise, P. S. (2015). Leading and managing in nursing (6th ed.). St Louis,
MO: Elsevier.

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