Scope of Practice Committee

August 31, 2021 meeting CANCELLED 

Next Committee Meeting Day and Time:

December 2021
10:00 am

Meeting Agenda

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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 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Meetings are held in the 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.

2021 Meeting Schedule


June 1, 2021

August 31, 2021

November 30, 2021 RESCHEDULED to December 7th, 2021



Committee Members 2021 – 2023


Elizabeth Boyer RN, BSN, Board Member

Board Staff:

Ruth Kish, RN, MN

Joey Ridenour, RN, MN, Executive Director

Committee Members:

Andrea Walters, MSN,RN,CPAN

Angela Miranda, MSN,RN

Angie Bannochie, RNC-NIC, BSN

Belinda Weiss, MSN, RN

Bridgest Gessel, RN

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

Crystal Weikel, PHD, RN, NE-BC

Cyndi Luciano, RN, MSN, MBA

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

Emily Gudakunst, RN, BSN, MSL

Fernando Trinidad, LPN, MS

K. Nicole Marquez, RN,MN,BSN

Marlene Steinheiser, PHD, RN, CRNI

Noelle Trinder, MSN-ED, RN

Robert Peer, BSN, RN, CCRN

Robert Wallace, RN, MSN

Roxana Proczka, MSN, RN, BSN

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

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

Sky Merten, MSN, RN, CNE

Taffie Ray, MSN, BSN


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