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Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 028 : NURSING


(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 1583)
  • § 1583. Exemptions

    This chapter does not prohibit:

    (1) Rendering assistance in the case of an emergency or disaster.

    (2) The practice of nursing that is incidental to their program of study by persons enrolled in approved nursing education programs approved by the Board.

    (3) The practice of any nurse who is employed by the U.S. government or any bureau, division, or agency thereof, while in the discharge of his or her official duties.

    (4) The practice of nursing in this State by any currently licensed nurse whose engagement was made outside of this State but required the nurse to accompany and care for the patient while in Vermont. This exception shall not exceed six months.

    (5) The care of the sick by domestic help of any type, whether employed regularly or because of illness, provided such person is employed primarily in a domestic capacity.

    (6) The work and duties of attendants in attendant care services programs.

    (7) The practice of any other occupation or profession licensed under the laws of this State.

    (8) The providing of care for the sick in accordance with the tenets of any church or religious denomination by its adherents if the individual does not hold himself or herself out to be a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, or licensed nursing assistant and does not engage in the practice of nursing as defined in this chapter.

    (9) A person holding an unencumbered license in another U.S. jurisdiction from practicing nursing for no more than 30 days in any calendar year under the supervision of a Vermont licensed registered nurse as part of an educational offering.

    (10) An advanced practice registered nurse who is duly licensed and in good standing in another state, territory, or jurisdiction of the United States or in Canada from practicing in this State if the APRN is employed as or formally designated as the team APRN by an athletic team visiting Vermont for a specific sporting event and the APRN limits the practice of advanced practice registered nursing in this State to treatment of the members, coaches, and staff of the sports team employing or designating the APRN. (Added 1979, No. 192 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1989, No. 75, § 2; 1993, No. 201 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 2009, No. 54, § 88, eff. June 1, 2009; 2011, No. 79 (Adj. Sess.), § 30, eff. April 4, 2012; 2015, No. 38, § 7, eff. May 28, 2015; 2015, No. 94 (Adj. Sess.), § 5, eff. May 10, 2016; 2017, No. 74, § 118.)