Right now, the State Board of Nursing is considering a new regulation change that would help the patients that they care for, and their aides. The new regulation will help
patients heal at home by allowing nurses to delegate medication administration
to trained home care professionals. Right
now, because nurses are not permitted to delegate medication
administration, these tasks often fall on untrained and unprepared family
Nurse delegation will help patients and those that care for them. New Jersey completed a nurse delegation pilot
program in 2011 that was evaluated by Rutgers University. That pilot program showed there were no adverse health
outcomes and, in fact, higher levels of satisfaction for aides and consumers. The program produced positive effects in the
health and quality of life for patients.
Indeed, many states around the country allow nurse delegation and have done so
Nurse delegation supports everyone’s desire to stay in their
homes and communities as we age, and to avoid difficult and costly
institutional care. Nurse delegation
moves New Jersey forward and in the right direction, the direction towards where we all want to be.
We need your help. Speak out NOW by using the form below.
NOTE- Comments must be received by Friday, April 3rd, so please respond today!
Proposal Number: PRN 2015-013
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]