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RN Title Protection Law


Statute/Regulation:

TX Occupations Code § 301.251

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AA Unless the person holds a license under this chapter, a person may not use, in connection with the person ’s name: (1) the title "Registered Nurse," "Professional Nurse," "Licensed Vocational Nurse," "Vocational Nurse," "Licensed Practical Nurse," "Practical Nurse," or "Graduate Nurse"; (2) the abbreviation "R.N.," "L.V.N.," "V.N.," "L.P.N.," or "P.N."

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DR Title Protection Law

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TX Occupations Code § 104.004

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In using the title "doctor" as a trade or professional asset or on any manner of professional identification, including a sign, pamphlet, stationery, or letterhead, or as a part of a signature, a person other than a person described by Section 104.003 shall designate the authority under which the title is used or the college or honorary degree that gives rise to the use of the title.

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Effective


Workplace Violence Laws


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TX PENAL CODE § 22.01

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A person commits assault if the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another, including the person ’s spouse. The offense is a felony of the third degree if the offense is committed against a person the actor knows is emergency services personnel while the person is providing emergency services. "Emergency services personnel" includes firefighters, emergency medical services personnel as defined by Section 773.003, Health and Safety Code, emergency room personnel, and other individuals who, in the course and scope of employment or as a volunteer, provide services for the benefit of the general public during emergency situations.

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Effective


Statute/Regulation:

TX HB 705

Relevant Text: 

Amends Texas Penal Code to raise assault against "emergency room personnel" to a felony of the third degree

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Effective 09/01/13


RN Procedural Sedation Rules



Relevant Text: 

A RN should consider evidence-based practice guidelines put forth by professional organizations with clinical expertise in the administration of pharmacologic agents used for sedation/anesthesia as well as advanced airway management and cardiovascular support. A number of professional specialty organizations have well-defined standards and recommendations for ongoing nursing education and competency assessment related to administration and monitoring of patients receiving moderate sedation. It is up to facilities and physicians to determine specific pharmacologic agents to be used to induce moderate sedation.The Board advises the RN to use caution, however, in deciding whether or not s/he has the competency to administer the specific pharmacologic agents ordered by the physician.

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Texas Board of Nursing


 

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