2011 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 33 - PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER 21 - NURSES
33-21-154. Exemptions.


WY Stat § 33-21-154 (1997 through Reg Sess) What's This?

(a) No provisions in this act prohibit:

(i) The practice of nursing by persons enrolled in board approved nursing programs when the practice is part of their program of study;

(ii) The rendering of assistance by anyone in the case of an emergency;

(iii) The incidental health care by members of the family and friends;

(iv) The rendering of nursing services on a fee-for-service basis, or the reimbursement for nursing services directly to a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse or advanced practice registered nurse by any governmental program, commercial insurance company, hospital or medical services plan, or any other third-party payor;

(v) The establishment of an independent nursing practice by one (1) or more licensed nurses for the purpose of rendering nursing services within the scope of the license to practice nursing;

(vi) The practice of any currently registered nurse, licensed practical nurse or advanced practice registered nurse of another state who is employed by the United States government, or any bureau, division or agency thereof while in the discharge of official duties;

(vii) The practice of any currently registered nurse, licensed practical nurse or advanced practice registered nurse of another state who is employed by an individual, agency or corporation located in another state and whose employment responsibilities include transporting patients into, out of, or through this state. The exemptions shall be limited to a period not to exceed forty-eight (48) hours for each transport;

(viii) The practice of any currently registered nurse, licensed practical nurse or advanced practice registered nurse of another state who is presenting educational programs or consultative services within this state for a period not to exceed a total of fourteen (14) days per year;

(ix) The practice of any nurse, currently licensed in another jurisdiction, in the provision of nursing care in the case of an emergency or disaster as declared by the governor.

(b) Nothing in this act shall be construed as:

(i) Restricting the practice, services or activities of any person licensed under this title while practicing within the scope of practice provided in the person's licensure act under this title; or

(ii) Prohibiting or regulating the delegation of functions within the scope of practice by any person other than a nurse licensed pursuant to this title provided that the delegation does not violate the act under which the person is licensed and provided that the board of nursing may discipline anyone licensed pursuant to this act for accepting any delegation that is beyond the person's scope of practice as defined by this act and that presents a danger of harm to a patient.

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