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RN and DR Title Protection Law


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NE Revised Statute§ 38-228

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In the interest of public safety and consumer awareness, it is unlawful for any person to use the title nurse in reference to himself or herself in any capacity, except individuals who are or have been licensed as a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse. A Christian Science nurse may refer to himself or herself only as a Christian Science nurse.

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NE Revised Statute §38-229

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Any person who holds a license to practice as a registered nurse in this state has the right to use the title Registered Nurse and the abbreviation R.N. No other person shall assume or use such title or abbreviation or any words, letters, signs, or devices to indicate that the person using the same is authorized to practice registered nursing.

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Effective


Workplace Violence Laws


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NE Revised Statute § 28-929

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(1) A person commits the offense of assault on an officer or a health care professional in the first degree if:
(a) He or she intentionally or knowingly causes serious bodily injury to a health care professional; and
(b) The offense is committed while the health care professional is on duty at a hospital or a health clinic.
(2) Assault on an officer or a health care professional in the first degree shall be a Class ID felony.

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Effective



Statute/Regulation:

NE Revised Statute § 28-929.01

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(1) Health care professional means a physician or other health care practitioner who is licensed, certified, or registered to perform specified health services consistent with state law who practices at a hospital or a health clinic

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Effective


Statute/Regulation:

NE Revised Statute § 28-929.02

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Every hospital and health clinic shall display at all times in a prominent place a printed sign with a minimum height of twenty inches and a minimum width of fourteen inches, with each letter to be a minimum of one-fourth inch in height, which shall read as follows:
WARNING: ASSAULTING A HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL WHO IS ENGAGED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS OR HER OFFICIAL DUTIES IS A FELONY.

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Effective


Statute/Regulation:

NE Revised Statute §28-930

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(1) A person commits the offense of assault on a health care professional in the second degree if:
(a) He or she:
(i) Intentionally or knowingly causes bodily injury with a dangerous instrument to a health care professional; or
(ii) Recklessly causes bodily injury with a dangerous instrument to a health care professional; and
(b) The offense is committed while the health care professional is on duty at a hospital or a health clinic.
(2) Assault on an officer or a health care professional in the second degree shall be a Class II felony.

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Effective


Statute/Regulation:

NE Revised Statute § 28-931

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(1) A person commits the offense of assault on an officer or a health care professional in the third degree if:
(a) He or she intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to a health care professional; and (b) The offense is committed while the health care professional is on duty at a hospital or a health clinic.
(2) Assault on an officer or a health care professional in the third degree shall be a Class IIIA felony.

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Effective

 

RN Procedural Sedation Rules


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It is not considered appropriate for an RN to administer drugs labeled by the Food and Drug Administration as Anesthetic Agents for the purpose of moderate sedation. This includes but is not limited to Propofol, Etomidate, Pentothal, Ketamine, or Brevital by any route. The exception is the administration of these medications by an RN to an intubated, ventilated patient in the critical care setting... It is within the scope of practice of a registered nurse who is not a qualified anesthesia provider to manage and monitor the care of patients receiving IV moderate sedation during therapeutic, diagnostic, or surgical procedures.

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Nebraska Board of Nursing


 

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