LEGAL QUESTION: Where to draw the line

July 2006 
Volume 36  Number 7
Pages 28 - 28
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I'm a traveling RN. A hospital in another state where I sometimes work is now letting unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) in the ICU draw blood specimens from arterial lines. I'd like to know if this is appropriate and whether I'm responsible in any way.—

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