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 NPA 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 NPA is updated annually and is published by LexisNexis in conjunction with the Board. To purchase the latest edition of the NPA, please visit the LexisNexis Store.

California Business and Professions Code

California Code of Regulations