Title 43, Chapter 26, Section 32
As used in this article, the term:
(1) "Active practice as a licensed practical nurse" means to
practice practical nursing as a licensed practical nurse by
performing for compensation acts authorized by the board.
(2) "Board" means the Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Practical Nurses created in Code Section 43-26-34.
(3) "Consumer member" means a United States citizen and Georgia
resident who is knowledgeable about consumer health concerns, does
not derive that person's primary livelihood from the practice of
nursing, and shall neither be nor ever have been a health care
provider or enrolled in any health related educational program.
(4) "License" means a current document, issued by the board,
permitting a person to practice practical nursing as a licensed
(5) "Licensed practical nurse" means a person who has completed a
board approved nursing program necessary to qualify for
examination for licensure and who is authorized by a license
issued under this article to practice practical nursing.
(6) "Licensure" means the bestowing of a current license by the
board permitting a person to practice practical nursing as a
licensed practical nurse.
(7) "The practice of licensed practical nursing" means the
provision of care for compensation, under the supervision of a
physician practicing medicine, a dentist practicing dentistry, a
podiatrist practicing podiatry, or a registered nurse practicing
nursing in accordance with applicable provisions of law. Such
care shall relate to the maintenance of health and prevention of
illness through acts authorized by the board, which shall include,
but not be limited to, the following:
(A) Participating in the assessment, planning, implementation,
and evaluation of the delivery of health care services and other
specialized tasks when appropriately trained and consistent with
board rules and regulations;
(B) Providing direct personal patient observation, care, and
assistance in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, or emergency
treatment facilities, or other health care facilities in areas
of practice including, but not limited to: coronary care,
intensive care, emergency treatment, surgical care and recovery,
obstetrics, pediatrics, outpatient services, home health care,
or other such areas of practice;
(C) Performing comfort and safety measures;
(D) Administering treatments and medication; and
(E) Participating in the management and supervision of
unlicensed personnel in the delivery of patient care.