State Nurse Practice Acts, Diagnosing, & Forensic Nursing Provisons

I’m speaking today at the conference about challenges to forensic nursing testimony, and one of the things we’ll talk about is being (very) familiar with your state Nurse Practice Act. A little while back, I went through all of the Nurse Practice Acts and compiled the language related to both diagnosis and forensic nursing provisions, if any. If you click through you can access the full grid, which includes active links to the respective state boards. Please note: laws (and web links) continually change, so this grid is only a snapshot of what the states had to say on these issues at the time it was compiled. I cannot guarantee they remain the same in every state today so please do not rely on this in place of reading the actual language of your state Nurse Practice Act.