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Nursing Practice Act

The Nursing Practice Act (NPA) is the body of California law that mandates the Board to set out the scope of practice and responsibilities for RNs. The Practice Act is located in the California Business and Professions Code starting with Section 2700. Regulations which specify the implementation of the law appear in the California Code of Regulations.

The Nursing Practice Act is updated annually and available for purchase. LexisNexis has published the NPA in conjunction with the Board. For information on how to order the latest edition of the Nursing Practice Act, please refer to bookstore.lexis.com.