Delegation of task

Where a professional, usually a registered nurse or registered psychiatric nurse, shares responsibility with other care providers, such as licensed practical nurses and community health workers, to provide a particular aspect of care. These professionals are usually health authority staff but may be contracted by the health authority or employed by the assisted living residence operator. Delegated tasks (e.g., assistance with medication) are usually performed by a professional; they are client-specific, require clinical judgment and are not usually in the role description of the ‘unregulated care provider’. The health care professional who delegates the task remains responsible for the determination of client status, care planning, interventions and evaluation of care.

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