§ 43-26-41. Exceptions to licensure requirements; burden of proof.

CODE OF GEORGIA

Title 43. PROFESSIONS AND BUSINESSES

Chapter 26. NURSES

Article 2. LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES

Current through 2019 Chapter 321

§ 43-26-41. Exceptions to licensure requirements; burden of proof

(a) No provision in this article shall be construed to require licensure in Georgia as a licensed practical nurse in:
(1) The practice of practical nursing by students when such practice is an integral part of a curriculum in a board approved practical nursing education program leading to initial licensure;
(2) The rendering of assistance by anyone in the case of an emergency or disaster;
(3) The incidental care of the sick by members of the family, friends, or persons primarily utilized as housekeepers, provided that such care does not constitute the practice of practical nursing within the meaning of this article and individuals do not hold themselves out as being licensed practical nurses;
(4) Caring for the sick in accordance with tenets or practices of any church or religious denomination which teaches reliance upon spiritual means through prayer for healing;
(5) The performance of auxiliary services in the care of patients when such care and activities do not require the knowledge and skill required of a person practicing practical nursing as a licensed practical nurse and when such care and activities are performed under orders or directions of a licensed physician, licensed dentist, licensed podiatrist, or person licensed to practice nursing as a registered professional nurse;
(6) The practice of practical nursing as a licensed practical nurse by a person so licensed to practice in another state who is employed by the United States government or any bureau, division, or agency thereof while in the discharge of that person's official duties; and
(7) The practice of practical nursing as a licensed practical nurse by a person currently licensed to practice in another state who is employed by an individual, agency, or corporation located in another state, whose employment responsibilities include transporting patients into, out of, or through this state for a period not to exceed 24 hours.
(b) In a civil or administrative proceeding under this article, a person claiming an exemption or an exception pursuant to subsection (a) of this Code section has the burden of proving this exemption or exception. In a criminal proceeding, the burden of going forward with evidence of a claim of exemption or exception pursuant to subsection (a) of this Code section is on the person claiming the exemption or exception.

Cite as OCGA § 43-26-41