New MHA Resource Outlines Scope of Practice for RNs & LPNs

To help members understand the difference in scope of practice between licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and registered nurses (RNs) under the Michigan Public Health Code, the MHA has developed a new member resource, Understanding LPN and RN Scope of Practice.

This resource outlines specific job functions that RNs and LPNs can perform as outlined in the Michigan Public Health Code, The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Administrative Rules of Nursing, as well as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Conditions of Participation for hospitals and critical access hospitals.

The guidance may be helpful as facilities experience staffing shortages and evaluate job functions for qualified medical personnel.

Members with questions may contact Kelsey Ostergren at the MHA.