TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1300 NURSE PRACTICE ACT
SECTION 1300.250 LPN SCOPE OF PRACTICE
Section 1300.250 LPN Scope of Practice
Practice as a licensed practical nurse means a scope of basic nursing practice, with or without compensation, as delegated by a registered professional nurse or an advanced practice registered nurse or as directed by a physician assistant, physician, dentist or podiatric physician, and includes all of the following and other activities requiring a like skill level for which the LPN is properly trained:
a) Conducting a focused nursing assessment and contributing to the ongoing comprehensive nursing assessment of the patient performed by the RN.
b) Collaborating in the development and modification of the RN's or APRN's comprehensive nursing plan of care for all types of patients.
c) Implementing aspects of the plan of care.
d) Participating in health teaching and counseling to promote, attain, and maintain the optimum health level of patients.
e) Serving as an advocate for the patient by communicating and collaborating with other health service personnel.
f) Participating in the evaluation of patient responses to interventions.
g) Communicating and collaborating with other health care professionals.
h) Providing input into the development of policies and procedures to support patient safety. (Section 55-30 of the Act)
(Source: Amended at 45 Ill. Reg. 228, effective January 4, 2021)