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Legal Responsibilities in Nursing         Legal issues in nursing are nearly always related to potential harm to the patient. The most egregious example of harm, active euthanasia, is illegal in every state – even Oregon’s euthanasia statute is under legal review – and a nurse who commits such acts can be charged with murder. But other seemingly minor problems may also have legal consequences. A medication error, failure to document, failure to report changes in the patient’s condition or acting outside of the scope of practice can land a nurse in court.   Standards of nursing care