2017 ORS 678.036¹
Liability of nurse supervising nursing assistants
  • liability when duties delegated

(1) A nurse who is responsible for supervising nursing assistants shall not be considered to be supervising a nursing assistant who administers noninjectable medication while the nurse is absent from the facility at which the administration occurs unless the nursing assistant is acting pursuant to specific instructions from the nurse or the nurse fails to leave instructions when the nurse should have done so.

(2) A nurse who is responsible for supervising nursing assistants shall not be subject to an action for civil damages for the failure of a nursing assistant who administers noninjectable medication to notify the nurse of any patient reaction to the medication perceived by the assistant.

(3) A nurse who delegates the provision of nursing care to another person pursuant to ORS 678.150 (Powers, functions and duties of board, officers and executive director) shall not be subject to an action for civil damages for the performance of a person to whom nursing care is delegated unless the person is acting pursuant to specific instructions from the nurse or the nurse fails to leave instructions when the nurse should have done so. [1981 c.431 §2; 1987 c.369 §3]

Chapter 678

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Disclosure by Board of Nursing of names, business and home addresses of registered and licensed practical nurses, (1982) Vol. 42, p 382; licensing require­ments for hospital technicians employed by state correc­tional facilities, (1987) Vol 45, p 188

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 678—Nurses; Nursing Home Administrators, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors678.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 678, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano678.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.