I-8 - Nurses Act

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36. The practice of nursing consists in assessing health, determining and carrying out the nursing care and treatment plan, providing nursing and medical care and treatment in order to maintain and restore the health of a person in interaction with his environment and prevent illness, and providing palliative care.
The following activities in the practice of nursing are reserved to nurses:
(1)  assessing the physical and mental condition of a symptomatic person;
(2)  providing clinical monitoring of the condition of persons whose state of health is problematic, including monitoring and adjusting the therapeutic nursing plan;
(3)  initiating diagnostic and therapeutic measures, according to a prescription;
(4)  initiating diagnostic measures for the purposes of a screening operation under the Public Health Act (chapter S-2.2);
(5)  performing invasive examinations and diagnostic tests, according to a prescription;
(6)  providing and adjusting medical treatment, according to a prescription;
(7)  determining the treatment plan for wounds and alterations of the skin and teguments and providing the required care and treatment;
(8)  applying invasive techniques;
(9)  participating in pregnancy care, deliveries and postpartum care;
(10)  providing nursing follow-up for persons with complex health problems;
(11)  administering and adjusting prescribed medications or other prescribed substances;
(12)  performing vaccinations as part of a vaccination operation under the Public Health Act;
(13)  mixing substances to complete the preparation of a medication, according to a prescription;
(14)  making decisions as to the use of restraint measures;
(15)  deciding to use isolation measures in accordance with the Act respecting health services and social services (chapter S-4.2) and the Act respecting health services and social services for Cree Native persons (chapter S-5);
(16)  assessing mental disorders, except mental retardation, if the nurse has the university degree and clinical experience in psychiatric nursing care required under a regulation made in accordance with paragraph g of section 14; and
(17)  assessing a child not yet admissible to preschool education who shows signs of developmental delay, in order to determine the adjustment and rehabilitation services required.
1973, c. 48, s. 36; 2002, c. 33, s. 12; 2009, c. 28, s. 14.
36. The practice of nursing consists in assessing a person’s state of health, determining and carrying out of the nursing care and treatment plan, providing nursing and medical care and treatment in order to maintain or restore health and prevent illness, and providing palliative care.
The following activities in the practice of nursing are reserved to nurses:
(1)  assessing the physical and mental condition of a symptomatic person;
(2)  providing clinical monitoring of the condition of persons whose state of health is problematic, including monitoring and adjusting the therapeutic nursing plan;
(3)  initiating diagnostic and therapeutic measures, according to a prescription;
(4)  initiating diagnostic measures for the purposes of a screening operation under the Public Health Act (chapter S-2.2);
(5)  performing invasive examinations and diagnostic tests, according to a prescription;
(6)  providing and adjusting medical treatment, according to a prescription;
(7)  determining the treatment plan for wounds and alterations of the skin and teguments and providing the required care and treatment;
(8)  applying invasive techniques;
(9)  participating in pregnancy care, deliveries and postpartum care;
(10)  providing nursing follow-up for persons with complex health problems;
(11)  administering and adjusting prescribed medications or other prescribed substances;
(12)  performing vaccinations as part of a vaccination operation under the Public Health Act;
(13)  mixing substances to complete the preparation of a medication, according to a prescription; and
(14)  making decisions as to the use of restraint measures.
1973, c. 48, s. 36; 2002, c. 33, s. 12.
36. The practice of nursing consists in assessing a person’s state of health, determining and carrying out of the nursing care and treatment plan, providing nursing and medical care and treatment in order to maintain or restore health and prevent illness, and providing palliative care.
The following activities in the practice of nursing are reserved to nurses:
(1)  assessing the physical and mental condition of a symptomatic person;
(2)  providing clinical monitoring of the condition of persons whose state of health is problematic, including monitoring and adjusting the therapeutic nursing plan;
(3)  initiating diagnostic and therapeutic measures, according to a prescription;
(4)  initiating diagnostic measures for the purposes of a screening operation under the Public Health Act (chapter S-2.2);
(5)  performing invasive examinations and diagnostic tests, according to a prescription;
(6)  providing and adjusting medical treatment, according to a prescription;
(7)  determining the treatment plan for wounds and alterations of the skin and teguments and providing the required care and treatment;
(8)  applying invasive techniques;
(9)  participating in pregnancy care, deliveries and postpartum care;
(10)  providing nursing follow-up for persons with complex health problems;
(11)  administering and adjusting prescribed medications or other prescribed substances;
(12)  performing vaccinations as part of a vaccination operation under the Public Health Act;
(13)  mixing substances to complete the preparation of a medication, according to a prescription; and
In force: 2003-06-01
(14)  making decisions as to the use of restraint measures.
2002, c. 33, s. 12.
36. Every act the object of which is to identify the health needs of persons, contribute to methods of diagnosis, provide and control the nursing care required for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, treatment and rehabilitation, and to provide care according to a medical prescription constitutes the profession of nursing.
1973, c. 48, s. 36.