Private Duty Nursing Services Law and Legal Definition

Private duty nursing services means nursing services for recipients who require more individual and continuous care than is available from a visiting nurse or routinely provided by the nursing staff of the hospital or skilled nursing facility. These services are provided:

a. by a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse;

b. under the direction of the recipient's physician; and

c. to a recipient in one or more of the following locations at the option of the state:

i. his or her own home;

ii. a hospital; or

iii. a skilled nursing facility. [42 CFR 440.80].