RN and DR Title Protection Law
TN Code § 63-7-107
Any person who holds a license to practice professional nursing under this chapter shall, during the effective period of such license, be entitled to use the title "nurse," "registered nurse," or the abbreviation "R.N." No other person shall assume such titles or use such abbreviation or any other words, letters or signs to indicate that the person using the same is a professional or registered nurse.
Workplace Violence Laws
(a) A person commits assault who:
(1) Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another;
(2) Intentionally or knowingly causes another to reasonably fear imminent bodily injury; or
(3) Intentionally or knowingly causes physical contact with another and a reasonable person would regard the contact as extremely offensive or provocative.
(b) (1) Assault is a Class A misdemeanor unless the offense is committed under subdivision
(a)(3), in which event assault is a Class B misdemeanor; provided, that, if the offense is committed against a law enforcement officer or a health care provider acting in the discharge of the provider's duty, then the maximum fine shall be five thousand dollars ($5,000).
RN Procedural Sedation Rules
If the hospital furnishes anesthesia services, anesthesia must be administered only by:
1. A qualified anesthesiologist;
2. A doctor of medicine or osteopathy (other than an anesthesiologist);
3. A dentist, oral surgeon, or podiatrist who is qualified to administer anesthesia under State law;
4. A certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA); or
5. A graduate registered nurse anesthetist under the supervision of an anesthesiologist who is immediately available if needed.
Tennessee Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities