Issuing Entity: Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.
Description: A registered nurse (RN) has the authority to delegate certain tasks to a certified nursing assistant (CNA). The registered nurse is responsible for determining whether the delegated appointee has the knowledge or training to carry out the task and may ask for return demonstration before proceeding.
Effective Date: September 2003.
Contact Person: Chuck Cumiskey, Nurse Practice Manager, Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, Department of Health, P.O. Box 47864, Olympia, WA 98504-7864, (360) 236-4725.