DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
[Filed July 1, 1998, 10:22 a.m.]
notice of adoption of interpretive statement
Title: "May an RN delegate to an unlicensed person in a school setting the task of double checking a dose of insulin for a student ordered by a physician, which is contained in a dial-a-dose pen injector system? In such a situation the student self-injects the insulin and the unlicensed person's sole function is to verify the number reading on the pen injector system which does not involve handling the actual syringe."
Issuing Entity: Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.
Subject: The commission issued an advisory opinion in response to the request from Heidi Higgins, American Diabetes Association, Seattle, Washington.
Effective Date: May 29, 1998.
Contact Person: Jeanne E. Vincent, RN, MS, Associate Nurse Practice Manager, Department of Health, Nursing Care Commission, P.O. Box 47864, Olympia, WA 98504-7864, (360) 664-2881.