RN and DR Title Protection Law
NH Revised Statute § 326-B:41
It shall be unlawful for any person or entity to Use, in connection with the individual's name, any designation tending to imply licensure as an RN, an LPN, or an LNA unless so licensed. Any person who violates this statute shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor if a natural person or guilty of a felony if any other person.
Workplace Violence Laws
Imposing an extended term of imprisonment if an individual has knowingly committed or attempted to commit assault or reckless conduct where he or she knows the victim was, at the time of the commission of the crime, licensed emergency medical care provider or any person who is a direct provider of health care including a physician, nurse, physician’s assistant, or ancillary personnel employed by or under the supervision of a physician, or any other person whose primary function is to provide health care to another individual acting in the line of duty
Scheduled for Vote before full NH House on 1/8/14
RN Procedural Sedation Rules
It is the expectation of the New Hampshire Board of Nursing that administration of medications classified as anesthetics for the purpose of sedation, and analgesia requires special attention. The licensed nurse must decline to administer medications classified as anesthetics or other medications if the nurse perceives the administration would be unsafe under the circumstances or if the medication is restricted by manufacturer guidelines, including black box warning (such as is seen with Propofol) or outside the scope of practice of the licensed nurse.
The nurse should be cognizant of drugs that have the potential for rapid, profound changes in sedative/anesthetic depth and the lack of antagonist medications and drugs that contain manufacturer's warnings (black box) limiting administration to persons trained in general anesthesia, should receive care consistent with that required for deep sedation.
New Hampshire Board of Nursing