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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 30 - 7 A- 1 §30-7A-1. Definitions.

(a) The term "practical nursing" means the performance for compensation of selected nursing acts in the care of the ill, injured, or infirm under the direction of a registered professional nurse or a licensed physician or a licensed dentist, and not requiring the substantial specialized skill, judgment and knowledge required in professional nursing.

(b) The term "practical nurse" means a person who has met all the requirements for licensure as a practical nurse and who engages in practical nursing as hereinabove defined.

(c) The term "board" as used in this article, shall mean the board of examiners for licensed practical nurses as set forth in section five of this article.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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