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RN Title Protection Law


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ND Century Code § 43-12.1-03

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Any person who provides nursing care to a resident of this state must hold a current license or registration issued by the board. It is unlawful for a person to practice nursing, offer to practice nursing, assist in the practice of nursing, or use any title, abbreviation, or designation to indicate that the person is practicing nursing or assisting in the practice of nursing in this state unless that person is currently licensed or registered under this chapter. A currently licensed advanced practice registered nurse or specialty practice registered nurse may use titles approved by the board; a currently licensed registered nurse may use the abbreviation "R.N."; a currently licensed practical nurse may use the abbreviation "L.P.N."; and an unlicensed assistive person with current registration may use the title identified by the employer. A person may not use the title "nurse" or be referred to as a "nurse" unless licensed by the board.

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DR Title Protection Law

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ND Century Code § 43-17-01

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"Practice of medicine" includes the practice of medicine, surgery, and obstetrics. The following persons must be regarded as practicing medicine: One who attaches the title doctor, or any other similar word or words or abbreviation to the person's name, indicating that the person is engaged in the treatment or diagnosis of the diseases or injuries of human beings must be held to be engaged in the practice of medicine.

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Effective


Workplace Violence Laws


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ND Century Code § 12.1-17-01

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A person is guilty of an offense if that person:
a. Willfully causes bodily injury to another human being; or
b. Negligently causes bodily injury to another human being by means of a firearm, destructive device, or other weapon, the use of which against a human being is likely to cause death or serious bodily injury.
2. The offense is: a. A class C felony when the victim is an emergency department worker in the performance of the member's duties.

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Effective

RN Procedural Sedation Rules



Relevant Text: 

A licensed nurse who is not a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist may not administer general anesthesia or conscious/moderate sedation. There may be an exception to this statement in the following clinical settings described. It is within the Scope of Practice for the Registered Nurse to administer pharmaceutical drugs classified as anesthetic agents used for the purpose of sedation for the client if the following requirements are met:
1. To an intubated and/or ventilated client.
2. During the intubation procedure in an emergency when assisting the licensed physician or anesthesia provider. 3. For relief of refractory symptoms in intractable distress in the dying patient

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North Dakota Board of Nursing



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