Have you read your Nurse Practice Act lately? Do you understand your Scope of Practice? The Nurse Practice Act is a set of laws which protect the public from harm. It defines the formal education needed for a particular level of nurse and sets the regulations for licensure. It has nothing to do with your decision to work when you know you can not perform your assigned duties. Actually, you are the one taking the chance on being sued if harm comes to others because you can not fulfill your assigned job duties.