|(a) The following applies to the registered professional
nurse who practices in a collegial relationship with another licensed
practitioner, who has delegated tasks to an unlicensed person over
whom the RN has supervisory responsibilities. The RN's accountability
to the BON, with respect to its taking disciplinary action against
the RN's license, is met if the RN:
(1) verifies the training of the unlicensed person;
(2) verifies that the unlicensed person can properly
and adequately perform the delegated task without jeopardizing the
client's welfare; and
(3) adequately supervises the unlicensed person.
(b) If the RN cannot verify the unlicensed person's
capability to perform the delegated task, the RN must communicate
this fact to the licensee who delegated the task.
(c) If performance of the task(s) by UAP poses risk
of harm to the patient, the RN must intervene as required to stabilize
a patient's condition and prevent complications; and then communicate
with the delegating practitioner.