RN and DR Title Protection Law
MS Code § 73-15-33
It is unlawful for any person, including a corporation or association, to use any title, designation or abbreviation by which a person presents to the public that he or she is a registered nurse, a licensed practical nurse or any other type of nurse, unless the person is duly licensed or privileged to practice under the provisions of this article; however, this paragraph does not prohibit a certified nurse assistant or certified nursing assistant from using the word "nurse" or "nursing" as part of his or her job title.
Any person, firm or corporation who violates any provisions of this article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not less than One Hundred Dollars ($ 100.00) nor more than One Thousand Dollars ($ 1,000.00) or by imprisonment in the county jail for not less than twelve (12) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
Workplace Violence Laws
As used in this section, "emergency medical personnel" means any paid or volunteer firefighter, emergency room or trauma center personnel, or emergency medical technician.
(1) A person is guilty of simple assault if he (i) attempts to cause or purposely, knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another; (ii) negligently causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon or other means likely to produce death or serious bodily harm; or (iii) attempts by physical menace to put another in fear of imminent serious bodily harm. However, a person convicted of simple assault upon emergency medical personnel and shall be punished by a fine of not more than One Thousand Dollars ($ 1,000.00) or by imprisonment for not more than five (5) years, or both.
(2) A person is guilty of aggravated assault if he (i) attempts to cause serious bodily injury to another, or causes such injury purposely, knowingly or recklessly under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life; (ii) attempts to cause or purposely or knowingly causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon or other means likely to produce death or serious bodily harm. A person convicted of aggravated assault upon emergency medical personnel shall be punished by a fine of not more than Five Thousand Dollars ($ 5,000.00) or by imprisonment for not more than thirty (30) years, or both.
RN Procedural Sedation Rules
It is within the scope of practice of the registered nurse who is not a qualified anesthesia provider to administer and monitor patients receiving IV moderate (procedural) sedation with non-anesthetics or anesthetics during therapeutic, diagnostic or surgical procedures (including to un-intubated patients) provided specific circumstances are met. These include, but are not limited to, the registered nurse is allowed by institutional policy to administer IV moderate sedation.
Mississippi Board of Nursing