(Solution) Nr532 Week 5Legal/Regulatory Issue Assignment


The purposes of this assignment are to: (a) identify and articulate key concepts of your legal/regulatory issue in a clear, succinct, and scholarly manner,(b) discuss strategies to reduce costs and improve quality of health related to your issue, and (c)provide empirical, scholarly evidence to support your proposed plan.

Due Date: Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 5

(Note: This assignment will be submitted to Turnitin (TII) through the Chamberlain Dropbox.)

Total Points Possible:  200


  1. This paper will be graded on quality of information, use of citations, use of Standard English grammar, sentence structure, and organization based on the required components.
  2. Create this assignment using Microsoft (MS) Word, which is the required format for all Chamberlain documents. You can tell that the document is saved as a MS Word document because it will end in “.docx.”
  3. Submit by 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday of the week due. Any questions about this paper may be discussed in the weekly Q & A Discussion topic.
  4. The length of the paper is to be no greater than three pages, excluding title page and reference page. Extra pages WILL NOT be read by the instructor and WILL NOT count toward your grade.
  5. APA format (6th edition) is required in this assignment, including a title page and reference page. Use APA level 1 headings for the organizational structure of this assignment. Remember that the introduction does not carry a heading that labels it as a level heading in APA format. The first part of your paper is assumed to be the introduction. See APA manual for details. See Course Resources for:  “Guidelines for Writing Professional Papers.” Use the suggested format and headings to organize your assignment.
    1. Include introduction (do not label as a heading in APA format)
    2. Steps related to legal/regulatory issue
    3. State-board recovery program
    4. Strategies
    5. Supporting evidence
    6. Conclusion


Chemical Impairment among Nurses

Chemical impairment according to the American Nursing Association is described as the dependency on psychoactive drugs including alcohol, cocaine, and opioids. The costs of the impairment are both reflected in the individual and organization. To the individual, the effects include incompetence, reduced productivity, and medication errors. It is therefore essential to examine this issue and intervention strategies to assist the nurses. This paper examines chemical impairment issue and aspects involved including the regulations, strategies, and recovery program.

Steps Related to the Legal/Regulatory Issue

The first step in evaluating the case is proving that the individual has been taking drugs from the unit and is chemically impaired. This would involve conducting an intensive evaluation of the inflow and outflow of the drugs as noted in the records. Notably, the number of drugs in the store should balance the prescription and administration to the patients. The individual responsible for giving out the drugs should account for this balance failure to which he or she should explain the disparity. Considering the medication error issue, it would involve a comprehensive evaluation of the reported cases including the errors and specific details. In the chemical impairment issue, it is essential to perform a blood test on the individual to evaluate the presence of the substances (Stewart & Mueller, 2018). Once…….Please click the Paypal icon below to purchase full solution for only $10