Answered By: Carin Yavorcik
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For legal citations, APA suggests using The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. However, The Bluebook only has an entry on federal administrative rules. Since there isn't specific guidance on state rules, we can cite them as closely as possible to the federal formatting.

The basic format for federal rule references is Name of Regulation and/or Agency, rule number, (year published). We can translate this to a state rule:


The reference for this rule would be: Board of Nursing Scope of Practice Standards for Licensed Practical Nurses, Or. Admin. Rules, 851-045-0050 (2019).


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