End of COVID-19 Emergency Orders and State of Emergency by October 31

On Sept. 8, Gov. Jay Inslee announced the upcoming rescission of all remaining COVID-19 emergency proclamations and state of emergency by Oct. 31.

Nursing Practice Consultants

You may have questions about a practice situation or your scope of practice. Our nurse practice consultants are available to help identify the appropriate resources to guide decision-making and help understand accountabilities for nursing assistants, licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, and advanced registered nurse practitioners.

The goal is to help nurses access the tools needed to make the best possible decisions to ensure safe, competent, and ethical nursing practice.

It is not always possible for a nurse consultant to provide a simple yes or no answer. Nursing practice is complex, and it is up to each nurse to consider legislation, regulatory and employer expectations, their practice setting and competence, and the client before making any practice related decisions. The nurse is expected to determine whether they have the knowledge, skill, and judgment to proceed with any task or role.

Need to contact a Nursing Practice Consultant?

If you have a question related to nursing practice in the state of Washington, please use the tools provided by the scope of practice decision tree (insert link) and the approved documents below. If you need further guidance, contact one of our Practice Consultants using the contract information below:

Nursing practice email: nursingpractice@doh.wa.gov
Advanced nursing practice email: arnppractice@doh.wa.gov

Want to request an Education Presentation?

You can request a educational presentation from one of our Practice Consultants using our Educational Presentation Request Form