Alabama

  • RN Title Protection Law
  • DR Title Protection Law
  • Workplace Violence Laws
  • RN Procedural Sedation Rules
  • RN Safe Staffing Laws

  • RN Title Protection Law


     

    Statute/Regulation:

    AL Code § 22-21-9

     

    Relevant Text: 

    Name tags, etc., required for nurses.
    (a) Each health care provider and facility in Alabama which employs or contracts for the employment of one or more registered nurses shall require each registered nurse to wear a name tag, badge, or pin with the letters "R.N." printed on the name tag, badge, or pin while the nurse is providing direct patient care.

    (b) Each health care provider and facility in Alabama which employs or contracts for the employment of one or more licensed practical nurses shall require each licensed practical nurse to wear a name tag, badge, or pin with the letters "L.P.N." printed on the name tag, badge, or pin while the nurse is providing direct patient care.

    (d) No health care provider or facility may allow employees not licensed as registered nurses or licensed practical nurses to wear name tags, badges, or pins which have the word "nurse" or "nursing" thereon.

     

    Status:

    Effective

     

    DR Title Protection Law

    Statute/Regulation:

    N/A

     

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    Status:

    Effective

     

    Workplace Violence Laws


     

    Statute/Regulation:

    AL Code §13A-6-21

     

    Relevant Text: 

    Assault in the second degree is a Class C felony. A person commits the crime of assault in the second degree if the person: With intent to cause physical injury to a health care worker, including a nurse, physician, technician, or any other person employed by or practicing at a hospital as defined in § 22-21-20; he or she causes physical injury to any person. This subdivision shall not apply to assaults by patients who are impaired by medication or to assaults on home health care workers while they are in private residences.

     

    Status:

    Effective

     

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    RN Procedural Sedation Rules


     

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    Relevant Text: 

    (1) After verification of physician’s presence, the RN may administer ordered medications for the purpose of moderate sedation .
    (2) The minimum requirements for a RN to perform moderate sedation includes successful completion of an organized program of study, supervised clinical practice and demonstrated clinical competence.
    (3) The minimum training required for the RN managing the care of patients receiving moderate sedation
    (4) The RN managing and monitoring the patient receiving moderate sedation shall have no other responsibilities during the procedure
    (5) The RN shall ensure safety considerations
    (6) The RN shall have advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) or comparable certification.
    (7) The RN may not administer medications for moderate sedation if physical presence of a physician is unavailable.

     

    Agency

    Alabama Board of Nursing

     

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    RN Safe Staffing Laws


     

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