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RN and DR Title Protection Law


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NM Statute §61-3-30

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It is a misdemeanor for a person to use in connection with his name a designation tending to imply that such person is a registered nurse unless duly licensed pursuant to the provisions of the Nursing Practice Act.

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Workplace Violence Laws


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NM Statute § 30-3-9.2

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Assault upon a health care worker consists of:
(1) an attempt to commit a battery upon the person of a health care worker who is in the lawful discharge of the health care worker's duties; or

(2)any unlawful act, threat or menacing conduct that causes a health care worker to reasonably believe that the health care worker is in danger of receiving an immediate battery. Whoever commits assault upon a health care worker is guilty of a misdemeanor.

C. Aggravated assault upon a health care worker consists of:
(1)unlawfully assaulting or striking at a health care worker with a weapon while the health care worker is in the lawful discharge of the health care worker's duties; or
(2)willfully and intentionally assaulting a health care worker with intent to commit any felony. Whoever commits aggravated assault upon a health care worker is guilty of a third degree felony.

D. Assault with intent to commit a violent felony upon a health care worker consists of assaulting a health care worker with intent to kill the health care worker is a second degree felony.

E. Battery upon a health care worker is the unlawful, intentional touching or application of force to the person of a health care worker, when done in a rude, insolent or angry manner is guilty of a fourth degree felony.

F. Aggravated battery upon a health care worker consists of the unlawful touching or application of force to the person of a health care worker with intent to injure that health care worker by inflicting an injury that is not likely to cause death or great bodily harm but does cause painful temporary disfigurement or loss or impairment of the functions of any member or organ of the body, is guilty of a fourth degree felony.

G.A person who assists or is assisted by one or more other persons to commit a battery upon a health care worker who is in the lawful discharge of the health care worker's duties is guilty of a fourth degree felony.

Whoever commits aggravated battery upon a health care worker, inflicting great bodily harm or does so with a deadly weapon or in any manner whereby great bodily harm or death can be inflicted, is guilty of a third degree felony.

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Effective


RN Procedural Sedation Rules


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It is unlawful for any person, other than a person licensed in New Mexico to practice medicine, osteopathy or dentistry or a currently licensed certified registered nurse anesthetist, to administer anesthetics to any person. Nothing in this section prohibits a person currently licensed pursuant to the Nursing Practice Act from using hypnosis or from administering local anesthetics or moderate sedation.

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New Mexico State Legislature


 

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Created at 10/28/2013 11:31 AM by i:0#.f|enamembershipprovider|eglynn@ena.org
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