Regulatory Bod Paer

Regulatory Body Paper

October 24, 2011

Regulatory Body Paper
Health Professionals are regulated and licensed by regulatory bodies as required by local legislation. All nurses are required to be licensed to practice with their designated provincial nursing regulatory body. In nursing practice, legal responsibility is increasing significantly as each year go by. Nurses must understand the importance of knowing his or her legal boundaries in order to ensure competent and safe nursing care. The subject of the matter will discuss the regulatory bodies, their functions, their emphasis, and their impact on health care. The Joint Commission (TJC) and The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will also be examining.
Regulatory Bodies
Nursing regulatory bodies also known as colleges or associations, are responsible for the licensing of nurses within their respective zone area. The nursing regulatory bodies receive their authority from legislation. The array of regulations that govern health care can seem overwhelming to people who work in the industry. “Almost every aspect of the field is overseen by one regulatory body or another, and sometimes by several. Health care professionals may feel that they spend more time complying with rules that direct their work than actually doing the work itself” (Field, 2007). The regulatory bodies consist of the government, federal, state, local, and large groups of confidential organizations
    The regulatory body’s duty is to guaranteeing protection to the safety of the public and of the operating staff in the health care entity. The all-encompassing nature of health care regulation comes from the basic worry that is at risk. Most watchers recognize that some form of supervision is considered necessary when matters concerning life and health are in jeopardy. These different divisions of power create a foundation of continuous pressure in health care administration since the implementation of regulatory...