RN Title Protection Law
HI Revised Statutes § 457-14
It shall be a misdemeanor for any person, including any corporation, association, or individual to:
(1) Sell or fraudulently obtain or furnish any nursing diploma, license, renewal, or record or aid or abet therein; or
(2) Practice nursing as defined by this chapter under cover of any diploma, license, or record illegally or fraudulently signed or issued unlawfully or under fraudulent representation; or
(3) Practice nursing as a registered or as a licensed practical nurse unless licensed to practice under this chapter; or
(4) Use in connection with the person's name any designation tending to imply that the person is a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse unless licensed to practice under this chapter; or
(5) Practice nursing as a registered nurse or as a licensed practical nurse during the time the person's license issued under this chapter is suspended or revoked; or
(6) Conduct a nursing education program not accredited by the board to prepare for a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse unless the program has been accredited by the board; or
(7) Otherwise violate any provision of this chapter.
Any of these misdemeanors shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $500 for a first offense. Each subsequent offense shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment of not more than one year, or both
DR Title Protection Law
HI Revised Statutes § 453-2
Except as otherwise provided by law, no person shall practice medicine or surgery in the State, either gratuitously or for pay, or offer to practice medicine or surgery in the State, or advertise or announce one's self, either publicly or privately, as prepared or qualified to practice medicine or surgery in the State, or append the letters "Dr.", "M.D.", or "D.O." to one's name with the intent to imply that the person is a practitioner of medicine or surgery, without having a valid unrevoked license or a limited and temporary license obtained from the Hawaii medical board.
Workplace Violence Laws
HI Revised Statutes § 707-711
A person commits the offense of assault in the second degree if the person intentionally or knowingly causes bodily injury to any emergency medical services provider who is engaged in the performance of duty. For the purposes of this paragraph, "emergency medical services provider" means emergency medical services personnel, as defined in section 321-222, and physicians, physician's assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists, respiratory therapists, laboratory technicians, radiology technicians, and social workers, providing services in the emergency room of a hospital. Assault in the second degree is a class C felony.
HI Revised Statutes § 707-712.7
1) A person commits the offense of assault against an emergency worker if the person, during the time of a civil defense emergency proclaimed by the governor pursuant to Chapter 128, within the area covered by the civil defense emergency or during the period of disaster relief under Chapter 127:
(a) Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes serious or substantial bodily injury to an emergency worker; or
(b) Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to an emergency worker with a dangerous instrument.
(2) Assault against an emergency worker is a class B Felony.
RN Procedural Sedation Rules
No direct guidance is offered by the State Board of Nursing regarding the administration of moderate or deep sedation by Registered Nurses within the state of Hawaii.