Notice of Meeting Scope of Practice Committee

Feb 25, 2020

1740 W. Adams Street, 1st floor Conference Room B. Parking for the public is available on the first floor of parking garage north of 1740 W. Adams or in adjacent parking lot East of parking garage. You enter in the visitor door on North Side of Building.

Pursuant to A.R.S., Section 38-431.02, notice is hereby given to the general public that the Scope of Practice Committee will hold its meeting, open to the public, on March 3, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the following location:

1740 W Adams St
Phone # 1-678-870-6033Then enter 298401 #Wi-Fi connection: CopperNetwork: Guest Password: 48DesertSky!! 10:00 a.m Call to Order


  1. Introduction of members on SOP Committee and welcome of new guests
  2. Review and approval of minutes for the Dec 3, 2019 minutes
  3. Advisory Opinions approved at the January 23-24, 2020 Board meeting Board meeting
    1. Nitrous Oxide Administration
  4. Review of current Advisory Opinions
    1. Low Dose Continuous IV Ketamine Administration for Treatment of Intractable or Chronic Pain, or Depression - Eileen Smith, Beth Nillen, Jane Sederstrom
    2. Deep Sedation, Moderate Sedation/ Analgesia, Palliative Sedation - Eileen Smith, Beth Nillen, Jane Sederstrom
    3. Intraventricular Implanted Devices Temporary Intracranial Catheters - Jane Sederstrom, Dr. Kim Day
    4. Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) Insertion Suturing Maintenance Removal and Verification of Tip Placement - Angie Mirando, Cyndi Luciano, Josie Prinz, Alex Woodruff
    5. Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band LAGB Fill - Eileen Smith, Andrea Walters
    6. Suture Mediated Closure Devices - Josei Prinz
    7. Ventilator Care by LPN’s - Guests: Ellen Poole, Katrine Blaine, RN, Lisa Foster, RN (timed appearance at 12:00 p.m.)
      1. G.1. - G.3. Request from MGA Homecare to consider amendment to this advisory opinion
      2. G.4. - G.5. Education competency material/skill list used by MGA Homecare
      3. G.6. - G.30. Education materials used by Phoenix Children’s Hospital
      4. G.31. - G.37. Education and competency skills used by MGA homecare
    8. Infusion Therapy - the Role of LPN - Jennifer Ernst, Josie Prinz, Marlene Steinheiser
  5. New topics of discussion/ information:
    1. Dilution of IVP Medications - Beth Nillen
    2. Decision Tree for Nursing Assistants - Eileen Smith
    3. SISCOM Program - Jennifer Ernest
    4. Auricular Acupuncture - Lori Villegas, Rob Wallace
  6. Miscellaneous:
    1. Updated SOP membership list
    2. List of Advisory Opinions to be reviewed in 2020 & assigned SOP members
    3. Wording for “competency” in future advisory opinions?
    4. Rules on SOP for Nursing assistant, LPN, RN, NP, CNS, + CRNA (statutes) (for information only)
    5. Review of Advisory Opinion Worksheet (leaders assignment sheet)
    6. Resignation of Susan Townsend & Kim Marynik

Information concerning the meeting may be obtained by calling 602-771-7800. Meetings are open to the public.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting Judy Bontrager at 602-771-7802. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.

Next meeting – June 2nd 2020