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Complementary and Alternative Therapies

Adopt the revised legal opinion issued by Brian Bergeson, SAAG, on NDCC 43-12.1-02 (5c) definition of "nursing" related to supportive and restorative care and nursing treatment of complementary and alternative therapies.

It is within the scope of practice for the licensed nurse to perform complementary and alternative therapies if the following requirements are met:

  1. A written policy and procedure is maintained by the entity;
  2. Evidence of satisfactory completion of a formal, continuing education program;
  3. Has been authorized to perform the procedure;
  4. The licensed nurse has the knowledge, skill, and judgment.


Adopted:  01/04
Reviewed/Revised:  10/12