OBN E*News 04/17/2012 -Interpretive Guidelines Scheduled for Review
Three of the Board of Nursing (Board)'s approved Interpretive Guidelines are scheduled for review by the Board at its May 17 & 18, 2012, meeting. The Board will consider re-approval of the Interpretive Guidelines in addition to any needed revisions to the Interpretive Guideline content. In preparation for the review, the Board is seeking public comment concerning the respective Interpretive Guidelines. To facilitate timely provision of public comments to the Board, written comments should be received at the Board office by the close of business Monday May 14, 2012. Comments and supporting material may be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by U.S. Mail to the Board's office located at 17 South High Street, Suite 400, Columbus, Ohio 43215. The subject line of the email or the U.S. Mail envelope should specify "Interpretive Guideline." The Board will review and consider written comments received by the aforementioned date prior to determining re-approval of the Interpretive Guideline.
The Interpretive Guidelines scheduled for review and attached to this eNews are:
1. The Registered Nurse's Role in the Care of Patients Receiving Intravenous Moderate Sedation for Medical and/or Surgical Procedures
2. Registered Nurse's Role in Emergent Intubation Performed by a Physician
3. Role of the Registered Nurse in Providing Bariatric Care by Filling and Unfilling a Client's Surgically Established Gastric Banding System
These Interpretive Guidelines are also available for review on the Board's website: www.nursing.ohio.gov in the "Nursing Practice" section. Also available in that section is the companion document "Introductions: Utilizing Interpretive Guidelines." In approving or re-approving Interpretive Guidelines the Board is not introducing a new policy but is giving licensees specific instruction regarding their obligations under existing law. An Interpretive Guideline is not a regulation of the Board, and does not carry the force and effect of law. An Interpretive Guideline is adopted by the Board as a guideline to licensees who seek to engage in safe nursing practice.
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