36-9-3 Scope of registered nursing practice.
Scope of registered nursing practice.
As used in this chapter, the practice of nursing
by a registered nurse means the:
Nursing diagnosis of human responses to actual or potential health problems of
individuals or groups, providing preventative, restorative and supportive care, health
teaching and counseling, case finding and referral; and
Administration, supervision, delegation, evaluation and teaching of health and nursing
practice; which require substantial specialized knowledge, judgment and skill based upon
the principles of the biological, physiological, behavioral and sociological sciences, and
for which the registered nurse bears responsibility and accountability.
The registered nurse may perform in addition to the foregoing, those acts which require
additional education which shall be authorized by the board through its rules.
Source: SL 1947, ch 123, § 1; SL 1955, ch 91, § 2; SDC Supp 1960, § 27.0902 (2), (3); SL 1967,
ch 101, § 2 (2) (a); SL 1972, ch 204, § 1; SL 1976, ch 228, § 4; SL 1986, ch 307, § 10.