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This series documents the Advisory Opinion Statement (AOS) published by the Board. In 1983, the Kentucky Board of Nursing began publishing advisory opinion statements on various nursing practice issues. These statements are issued as guideposts to licensees who wish to engage in safe nursing practice. When studying practice issues, the Kentucky Board of Nursing reviews and considers applicable standards of practice statements issued by professional nursing organizations; the educational preparation of both Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses as provided in the prelicensure nursing education programs in Kentucky; and, when applicable, the organized post-basic educational programs for Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners. Kentucky Board of Nursing also gathers information regarding practice issues from nurses in relevant practice settings, including staff nurses, supervisors, nurse faculty members, and /or representatives from state nursing associations, among others. The Kentucky Board of Nursing reviews applicable opinions issued by the Office of the Attorney General. When multiple inquiries are received on the same practice matter, the Kentucky Board of Nursing publishes an advisory opinion statement for wide dissemination. An opinion statement is an advisory opinion of the Kentucky Board of Nursing as to what constitutes safe nursing practice; it not a regulation of the Board and therefore does not have the force and effect of law. The opinions are revised frequently as medical knowledge becomes available and retained in agency. Series may contain: advisory opinions on practice manners; initial approval date; revision date(s); de-publication date.

Kentucky. Board of Nursing

This series functions as a comprehensive summary of agency activities, services, and results of the past year. Staff report initiatives, objectives, changes in responsibilities, or accomplishments to convey the mission of the agency. Summary reports condense the main points of programs or projects in the agency. The reports are usually published and are for general public distribution. The series provides essential and adequate documentation of agency transactions (KRS 171.640) and, as such, is crucial to an understanding of the administrative history of an organization. Series may contain: Date; statement from chief administrative officer; programs administered; who was served; photographs; staff support; program accomplishments with comparison to previous years; financial information; project statistics; supporting materials.

Kentucky. Board of Nursing

This series provides a framework for the management of agencies and the administration of programs. Policies and procedures are developed to help agencies manage their programs and to assist staff in their administration. Policies derive from the authority of the agency, as established by the laws under which it operates. They are an authoritative communication that sets a definite course or method of action. Policies guide and help determine present and future decisions. Procedures reflect the steps resulting from policies to be followed in providing services or activities.

Kentucky. Board of Nursing

This series documents the official record of proceedings of meetings. It provides information about the activities of the entity, the actions it took in regard to the issues brought before it, and the decisions rendered. Minutes of meetings constitute adequate and proper documentation of essential agency transactions and organizational functions, as required in KRS 171.640. Boards, commissions, councils, task forces, etc, which were established by statute or executive order, or those entities which establish or administer policy are examples for which minutes should be created. Series contains: Date of meeting; time of meeting; location of meeting; name of board members or authorized proxies present; identification of those not present; decisions rendered; issues discussed; record of votes. May also include agendas and materials distributed for discussion and approval.

Kentucky. Board of Nursing

This series documents state agency activities and functions in a photographic format. Such activities may document the administrative functioning of an agency, its programs and operations. Records in this format (if determined to be archival), often replace or supplement more traditional kinds of recordkeeping, and may be critical to an understanding of the administrative history of an agency. When creating records in this format, agency personnel should properly identify the event being photographed and the participants.

Kentucky. Board of Nursing

This series provides a framework for the management of agencies and the administration of programs. Policies and procedures are developed to help agencies manage their programs and to assist staff in their administration. Policies derive from the authority of the agency, as established by the laws under which it operates. They are an authoritative communication that sets a definite course or method of action. Policies guide and help determine present and future decisions. Procedures reflect the steps resulting from policies to be followed in providing services or activities

Kentucky. Board of Nursing

This series documents unpublished compilations of information related to agency activities or events. The studies or reports contain important facts and statistics about the organization, policies and operations of an agency. Information from the series can aid in long range planning by the agency. Series may contain: Date of report; administrative unit; authors; title; purpose of study; summary; recommendations; appendices; definitions; table of contents; text; associated publications; bibliography.

Kentucky. Board of Nursing

This series consists of any publication produced for general public distribution, regardless of format, that documents agency history, agency-related functions or agency activities. It does not include materials issued for internal administrative use, such as manuals of operation. Publications contain important facts and statistics about the operation of the agency and its policies. They provide information, often in summarized form, which aids in understanding the history or administrative functioning of an agency. Series contains publications and reports.

Kentucky. Board of Nursing

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