Arkansas

RN Title Protection Law


Statute/Regulation:

AR Statute § 17-87-104

Relevant Text: 

(a)(1) It shall be a misdemeanor for any person to:

(D) Use in connection with his or her name any of the following titles, names, or initials, if the user is not properly licensed under this chapter:
(i) Nurse;
(ii) Registered nurse or R.N.;
(iii) Advanced practice nurse or A.P.N., or any of the following:
(a) Advanced registered nurse practitioner, A.R.N.P., or
A.N.P.;
(b) Nurse anesthetist, certified nurse anesthetist, certified registered nurse anesthetist, or C.R.N.A.; or
(d) Clinical nurse specialist or C.N.S.;
(iv) Registered nurse practitioner, N.P, or R.N.P.;
(v) Licensed practical nurse, practical nurse, or L.P.N.; (vii) Any other name, title, or initials that would cause a reasonable person to believe the user is licensed under this chapter

Status:

Effective


DR Title Protection Law

Statute/Regulation:

AR Statute §17-80-110

Relevant Text: 

Using "Doctor" as title in documentation. In any written document or electronically transmitted document in connection with the provision of a health care service, no person shall use the title "Doctor", unless that title is authorized under § 17-1-101 et seq., in which case that person shall use the title in accordance with the statutes and regulations governing the particular health care profession or unless that person has been granted a doctoral degree in any healing arts profession and is licensed in that profession under § 17-1-101 et seq.

Status:

Effective


Statute/Regulation:

AR Statute §17-80-113

Relevant Text: 

Authorized use of "Doctor" as title. This act shall not be construed to authorize any person to use the title "Doctor", unless that title is authorized under §17-1-101 et seq., in which case that person shall use the title in accordance with the statutes and regulations governing the particular health care profession or unless that person has been granted a doctoral degree in any healing arts profession and is licensed in that profession under § 17-1-101 et seq.

Status:

Effective


Workplace Violence Laws


Statute/Regulation:

House Bill 1026 Introduced by: Rep. B. Wilkins

Relevant Text: 

A person commits battery in the second degree if the person knowingly, without legal justification, causes physical injury to a person he or she knows to be, while performing medical treatment or emergency medical services or while in the course of other employment relating to his or her medical training, (i) a physician; (ii) a person certified as an emergency medical technician; (iii) a licensed or certified health care professional; or any other health care provider. Battery in the second degree is a Class D felony

Status:

Died in House Committee at Adjournment


Statute/Regulation:

AR Code §5-13-202

Relevant Text: 

A person commits aggravated assault if the person commits assault, and the person committing the assault knows or has reason to know that the victim is a licensed or certified health care practitioner. This does not apply if the person who commits the assault is seriously mentally ill, as defined in section 36-550, or is afflicted with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia. If the guilty person causes serious physical injury to another or uses a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument it is a class 3 felony. If the person commits the assault by any means of force that causes temporary but substantial disfigurement, temporary but substantial loss or impairment of any body organ or part or a fracture of any body part it is a class 4 felony. All lesser degrees of assault are a class 6 felony.

Status:

Effective

 

RN Procedural Sedation Rules


Statute/Rule:


Relevant Text: 

It is within the scope of practice of a registered professional nurse to administer pharmacologic agents via the intravenous route to produce moderate sedation. Consistent with state law, the attending physician or a qualified provider must order the drugs, dosages, and concentrations of medications to be administered to the patient. Employing facilities should have policies and procedures to guide the registered nurse.

Agency

Arkansas State Board of Nursing