60-11-104. Functions of the advanced practice registered nurse in the role of nurse practitioner. Each advanced practice registered nurse in the role of nurse practitioner shall function in an advanced role at a specialized level, through the application of advanced knowledge and skills and shall be authorized to perform the following:
(a) Provide health promotion and maintenance, disease prevention, and independent nursing diagnosis, as defined in K.S.A. 65-1113 and amendments thereto, and treatment, as defined in K.S.A. 65-1113 and amendments thereto, of acute and chronic diseases;
(b) develop and manage the medical plan of care for patients or clients;
(c) provide health care services for which the nurse practitioner is educationally prepared and for which competency has been established and maintained. Educational preparation may include academic coursework, workshops, institutes, and seminars if theory or clinical experience, or both, are included;
(d) provide health care for individuals by managing health problems encountered by patients and clients; and
(e) provide innovation in evidence-based nursing practice based upon advanced clinical expertise, decision making, and leadership skills and serve as a consultant, researcher, and patient advocate for individuals, families, groups, and communities to achieve quality, cost-effective patient outcomes and solutions.
This regulation shall become effective on July 1, 2022. (Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 2021 Supp. 65-1113 and K.S.A. 65-1130, as amended by 2022 S Sub for HB 2279, sec. 1; effective May 1, 1984; amended, T-85-16, June 5, 1984; amended May 1, 1985; amended Sept. 4, 2009; amended May 18, 2012; amended, T-60-7-18-22, July 18, 2022.)