Nurse who was training with physician to give steroid injections did not act outside his scope of practice
Docket Number: 2225952 , Decision Date: August 11, 2022
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The Georgia Board of Nursing sought to sanction an advanced practice registered nurse for exceeding the scope of his practice by performing a transforaminal epidural injection (TEI), a type of steroid injection for pain management. The Court determined the nurse had not violated any laws that would warrant a sanction. The evidence showed the nurse had been training under a physician’s supervision to provide TEI, with the intent of adding this procedure to his Nurse Protocol Agreement once he had completed a minimum number of these procedures.