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28 Pa. Code § 133.6. Special care unit nursing service.

§ 133.6. Special care unit nursing service.

 (a)  When a special care unit is occupied, specialized nursing services shall be provided to ensure medically appropriate and effective patient care.

 (b)  Nursing services shall be provided in accordance with Chapter 109 (relating to nursing services), as well as the following:

   (1)  At no time may the occupied unit be without a registered professional nurse. Other registered nurses and health care personnel may serve as assistant or backup personnel under the direct supervision of a qualified special care unit nurse.

   (2)  When a special care unit is occupied, the professional nurse on each tour of duty shall be responsible for the nursing care in the unit. The nurse so assigned shall be qualified by training and experience and shall have demonstrated appropriate competence.


   The provisions of this §  133.6 adopted December 9, 1977, effective December 10, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 3631.

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