Q:

What is the New York State Nurse Practice Act?

A:

Quick Answer

The New York State Nurse Practice Act is a set of laws enacted by the state of New York regulating safe and appropriate nursing practice. Nursing care can pose risks to the public if practitioners are not competent, so the state sets standards of competence through the Nurse Practice Act.

Continue Reading

Full Answer

According to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, all states have a nurse practice act, which establishes basic standards, such as education program requirements, nursing practice specifications, licensure requirements and possible violations. Each state's nurse practice act also establishes a board of nursing, which sets rules and regulations that clarify and interpret the basic standards laid forth in the act.

Learn more about Law
Sources:

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What are some of the New York State criminal laws?

    A:

    Some of New York State’s criminal laws include Article 140, dealing with burglary and related offenses, and Article 155, dealing with larceny. New York is one of the few states that has adopted almost every provision of the Model Penal Code promulgated by the American Law Institute.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are some laws regarding squatter's rights in New York?

    A:

    As of 2016, New York's laws concerning squatters' rights include that claimants cannot share the possessed land and must occupy it continuously for at least 10 years, according to Geeks On Finance. Also known as adverse possession, these laws are strict in assuring that squatters adhere to all mandates.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are some New York state labor laws?

    A:

    There are many labor laws in the state of New York. The New York State Department of Labor governs minimum wage, work hours, child labor, wage payments and supplements, industrial homework, apparel industry registration, Professional Employer Organization registration and farm labor.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are the laws regarding adoption in the state of New York?

    A:

    New York state laws do not place limitations on who is eligible for adoption. Adults are permitted to adopt other adults. Anyone over the age of 14 must consent to the adoption. Unmarried adults are permitted to adopt. In some circumstances, minors are allowed to adopt other minors, states FindLaw.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore