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AGO 2004 No. 1 >  January 5, 2004
ABORTIONS - PHYSICIANS - NURSES - PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
Authority of Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNPs) to prescribe or furnish abortion-inducing drugs, without any supervision from a licensed physician, to women seeking lawful abortions An Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner may, when consistent with his or her professional license, lawfully furnish or prescribe a drug to a woman for the purpose of inducing an abortion where the drug may lawfully be prescribed and the woman seeks to terminate her pregnancy before the fetus is viable or for the purpose of preserving the woman’s life or health
AGO 1983 No. 28 >  December 6, 1983
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - BOARD OF NURSING - NURSES - COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES - COMMUNITY COLLEGES
STANDARDS FOR NURSING SCHOOLS The act regulating the practice of physical therapy, chapter 18.74 RCW, does not exempt masseurs from the prohibitions contained therein nor are they exempt from similar prohibitions found in acts regulating other branches of practice within the healing arts.
AGO 1968 No. 7 >  February 15, 1968
DISTRICTS - SCHOOLS - CERTIFICATED EMPLOYEES - NURSES
DISTRICTS - SCHOOLS - CERTIFICATED EMPLOYEES - NURSES (1) A person who is certificated as a school nurse by the state board of education under the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 18-84-075 through 090, but who does not hold a certificate which will entitle her to be assigned to a teaching position as a certified teacher, is not a "certificated employee" for the purposes of chapter 143, Laws of 1965.(2) A school nurse, who is not employed in a supervisory capacity for a school district, and is not employed as a teacher, is not covered by the provisions of RCW 28.58.450 or RCW 28.67.070.
AGO 1959 No. 20 >  March 6, 1959
NURSES - AUTHORITY OF LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES TO ADMINISTER MEDICATIONS
NURSES - AUTHORITY OF LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES TO ADMINISTER MEDICATIONS Licensed practical nurses may not administer drugs or medications, either orally or by injection, to patients under their supervision or care.
AGLO 1978 No. 12 >  March 23, 1978
NURSES - MEDICINE, SURGERY AND OSTEOPATHY - DRUGS - EXECUTION OF MEDICAL ORDERS ISSUED BY A PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT
NURSES ‑- MEDICINE, SURGERY AND OSTEOPATHY ‑- DRUGS ‑- EXECUTION OF MEDICAL ORDERS ISSUED BY A PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT

(1) It is legally permissible for a registered nurse, licensed in the State of Washington, to execute medical orders, including those for the administration of legend drugs and certain controlled substances, issued by a physician's assistant licensed under chapter 18.71A RCW before such orders are countersigned by the supervising physician.

(2) General discussion of the power of the State Board of Nursing to adopt a regulation concerning the authority of licensed registered nurses to execute such medical orders of a physician's assistant.

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