Scope of Practice Committee

Next Committee Meeting Day and Time:

Aug 2024


12:00 pm

Meeting Agenda

Monday, April 29, 2024

Work Group Agenda

Wednesday, July 24: 10am - Determination of Death: Role of RN/LPN

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Meeting Audio

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Scope of Practice Committee Meeting Public Notice and Agenda

The purpose of the Scope of Practice committee is to draw together a diverse membership, including but not limited to staff, nurses, administrators, and faculty members, which represent various healthcare settings throughout the state. The Committee responds to questions regarding scope of practice which are assigned by the Board or which arise when questions are received from the public. Issues relating to LPNs and RNs are addressed in the Scope of Practice committee. (Nursing Assistant issues are referred to the Scope of Practice consultant).

Examples of the work product of the committee are found in the Advisory Opinions, i.e. Statements developed by the committee and approved by the Board. Advisory Opinions are developed to guide nursing practice in relation to a specific nursing activity.

Agendas will be posted at least 24 hours before the meeting and will remain until the next agenda is posted. The committee meets 4 times a year. Meeting times are 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Meetings are held in a Board Room at the Board of Nursing Office and are open to the public.

The Goals are:

  1. Review and Revise current advisory opinions.
  2. Respond to the changing health care environment by addressing scope of practice issues and developing advisory opinions when appropriate.
  3. Discuss and deliberate scope of practice issues when requested and make recommendations to the Board regarding specific issues.

2024 Meeting Schedule

Committee Meeting Dates

February 12, 2024
April 29, 2024
August 19, 2024
November 4, 2024

Work Group Meeting Dates


Committee Members


Carolyn Jo McCormies, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, Board President


Shareedah Al-Hark, LPN

Board Staff:


Marla Moore, RN, BSN, MA

Committee Members:

Amber K. Drake, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Angie Bannochie, RNC-NIC, BSN

Belinda Weiss, MSN, RN

Bridget Gessel, RN

Christine Aliory, MSN, APRN, BC, CURN, ONC

Crystal Weikel, PhD, RN, NE-BC

Cyndi Luciano, DNP, RN, MSN, MBA

Cynthia Sprinkle RN, MSN-Ed, CEN, TCRN

Debbie Barrett-Bryson, BSN, MSN-Ed, MHA, RNC-OB, CCE, CCM

Dorie Rush, MSN, BSN, RN

Doug Mitchell, MSN, RN, BC, CPHQ, CPHRM

Heather Burton, MSN, RN

Kim Ponthieux, MSN, RN


Scarlett Pegram, RN, BSN, CCRN, TNS, FNE

Shelley Vaughn, DNP, FNP-BC

Sherrie Palmieri, DNP, MBA, RN, CNE, CPHQ

Tamara Wisely, DNP, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC

Tim Porter O'Grady, DM, EdD, ScD, APRN, FAAN, FACCWS


Yvonne Graber, RN, MSN, CCRN, NEA-BC


Scope of Practice Committee Membership Expectations

  1. Attends at least 6 out of 8 scheduled meetings
  2. Commits to reading SOP packet prior to the scheduled meetings.
  3. Serves on a subcommittee for review of a minimum of 3 advisory opinions each year.
  4. Serves as “lead person” on at least 1 of the Advisory Opinion reviews in my first term of membership on the SOP committee, and once per year in my second term, if reappointed by the Board.
  5. Provides feedback to their facility staff /administration about new/revised advisory opinions that the Board has approved.
  6. Consistently gathers input from various units within their facility about what the nursing staff / administration/policies currently include and/or what staff suggest that should be considered for inclusion, regarding advisory opinions that are currently being reviewed.
  7. As lead person completes “Review of Advisory Opinion Worksheet” (attached) to keep sub- committee members fully informed of assignments, responsible persons, and critical submission dates.
  8. As lead person, makes sure that draft advisory opinion changes and educational information for the SOP packet are submitted on or before the established date for inclusion in the packet.
  9. Is an active RN or LPN in good standing.

Download the Membership Expectations Form