The rules and regulations of the facilities that health practitioners follow is based on a specific set of standards that the government agencies put up. This is in order for them to know their responsibilities and also their limitations regarding their care for clients. It is therefore the duty of a nursing assistant to do their job according to such standards without going overboard. If the nursing assistant performs his duties as a nursing assistant according to these standards, then he is doing the right thing.
Going overboard or doing things outside the job description that they have applied means they are liable for the outcomes that it may result to their clients especially if it results to additional harm or accidents. Some of these liabilities may include an abuse, assault, participating in unlawful acts, violence, invasion of privacy, negligence and many others.
Anything that threatens and even harms the patient whether it may cause mental, emotional or physical harm is an act of abuse which may put assistant not only his job on the line but also punishment from the law regarding such acts.
There might also be instances that the resident and even the health practitioner are doing unlawful acts which may also be a liable act that needs to be reported. In an instance that a nursing assistant looses its cool or even forces patients to participate in doing the routine care also puts the nursing assistant to be pretty much liable of his actions. Neglect or ignoring the resident and his needs which resulted to injury is also a form of liable act.
These acts are just some of the many liable acts that a nursing assistant must consider in order for them to remember the job that they needed to do so that they will not go pass the line of their job scope and limitations. Careful reviews of these acts help nursing assistants to know these things and avoid doing them.
Without the law, there would be no standards that facilities can follow. Without the standards then facilities cannot make their policies based on that standard and without such policies, then there would not be any guidelines that health practitioners can abide in order to know their roles and responsibilities.