WSR 04-17-046

INTERPRETIVE STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed August 10, 2004, 1:22 p.m. ]


NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF A INTERPRETIVE STATEMENT


Question Asked: Is it within the scope of practice for a women's health care nurse practitioner (WHCNP) to treat men for common dermatology problems as well as genital dermatology conditions?

Issuing Entity: Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.

Description: A women's health care nurse practitioner (WHCNP) may treat the male partner of the infected female patient. However, it is not within the scope of practice for a WHCNP to treat male dermatology or genital dermatology conditions.

Effective Date: September 12, 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.

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