Connecticut

  • 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:

    CT Revised Statutes § Sec.20-102

     

    Relevant Text: 

    No person shall, for remuneration, practice nursing as defined in subsection (a) of section 20-87a, in this state unless such person has received a certificate as a registered nurse or a license as an advanced practice registered nurse and no person shall practice advanced nursing practice as defined in subsection (b) of said section unless such person has received a license as an advanced practice registered nurse and no person shall, for remuneration, practice nursing as defined in subsection (c) of said section unless such person has been certified as a licensed practical nurse or a registered nurse or licensed as an advanced practice registered nurse. Any person who violates any provision of this chapter or who willfully makes false representation to the Board of Examiners for Nursing shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned for not more than five years or both. Said board shall cause to be presented to the prosecuting officer having jurisdiction evidence of any violation of any such provision. For purposes of this section each instance of patient contact or consultation which is in violation of any provision of this section shall constitute a separate offense.

     

    Status:

    Effective

     

    DR Title Protection Law

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    Workplace Violence Laws


     

    Statute/Regulation:

    CT Revised Statutes § Sec. 53a-167c

     

    Relevant Text: 

    Assault of emergency room physician, nurse, or health care employee is a class C felony. In any prosecution under this section involving assault of a health care employee, as defined in section 19a-490q, it shall be a defense that the defendant is a person with a disability as described in subdivision (13), (15) or (20) of section 46a-51 and the defendant's conduct was a clear and direct manifestation of the disability

     

    Status:

    Effective

     

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    RN Procedural Sedation Rules


     

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    Relevant Text: 

    Due to the potential for rapid, profound changes in sedative/anesthetic depth and the lack of antagonistic medications, agents such as Propofol required special attention. Whenever Propofol is used for sedation/anesthesia, it should be administered only by persons trained in the administration for general anesthesia, who are not simultaneously involved in these surgical or diagnostic procedures. the restriction is concordant with specific language in the Propofol package insert, and failure to follow these recommendations could put patients at increased risk of significant injury or death. Similar concerns apply when other intravenous induction agents are used for sedation, such as Thiopental, Methohexital, or Etomidate.

     

    Agency

    Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing

     

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    RN Safe Staffing Lawas


     

    Statute/Rule:

    CT Revised Statutes § Sec. 19a - 89e

     

    Relevant Text: 

    Each hospital shall establish a hospital staffing committee to assist in the preparation of the nurse staffing plan. Registered nurses employed by the hospital whose primary responsibility is to provide direct patient care shall account for not less than fifty per cent of the membership of each hospital's staffing committee. Each hospital, in collaboration with its staffing committee, shall develop and implement to the best of its ability the prospective nurse staffing plan.

     

    Status

    Enacted

     

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