Nurses are bound by a variety of laws. Which of the following descriptions of types of law is correct?
A. Statutory law is created by elected legislatures, such as the state legislature that defines the Nurse Practice Act (NPA). B. Regulatory law provides for prevention of harm to the public and punishment when those laws are broken. C. Common law protects the rights of the individual within society to fair and equal treatment. D. Criminal law creates boards that pass rules and regulations to control society.
Statutory law is created by elected legislatures, such as the state legislature that defines the nurse practice act (npa).-statutory law is created by legislatures. these bodies enact statutes such as the npa, which defines the role of the nurse and expectations of the nurses performance of his or her duties and explains what is contraindicated as guidelines for the breach of those regulations. regulatory law or administrative law is created by an administrative body such as the board of nursing, which passes rules and regulations. common law is created by judicial decisions in court based on individual cases that are decided. criminal law prevents harm to society and provides punishment for crimes.