Iowa

RN Title Protection Law


Statute/Regulation:

IA Code § 152.6

Relevant Text: 

The board may license a natural person to practice as a registered nurse or as a licensed practical nurse. However, only a person currently licensed as a registered nurse in this state may use that title and the abbreviation “RN” after the person’s name and only a person currently licensed as a licensed practical nurse in this state may use that title and the abbreviation “LPN” after the person’s name. For purposes of this section, “currently licensed” includes persons licensed in another state and recognized for licensure in this state pursuant to the nurse licensure compact or pursuant to the advanced practice registered nurse compact

Status:

Effective


DR Title Protection Law

Statute/Regulation:

IA Code § 147.74

Relevant Text: 

Any person who falsely claims by the use of any professional title or abbreviation, either in writing, cards, signs, circulars, advertisements, the internet, or other written or electronic means, to be a practitioner of a profession other than the one under which the person holds a license or who fails to use the designations provided in this section shall be guilty of a simple misdemeanor.
10. A psychologist who possesses a doctoral degree may use the prefix “Dr.” or “Doctor” but shall add after the person’s name the word “psychologist”.
24. No other practitioner licensed to practice a profession under any of the provisions of this subtitle shall be entitled to use the prefix “Dr.” or “Doctor” unless the licensed practitioner possesses an earned doctoral degree. Such a practitioner shall reference the degree held after the person’s name

Status:

Effective


Workplace Violence Laws


Statute/Regulation:

IA Code § 708.3A

Relevant Text: 

A person who commits an assault against a health care provider who knows that the person against whom the assault is committed is a health care provider and with the intent to inflict a serious injury is guilty of a class D felony.

A person who commits an assault against a health care provider who knows that the person against whom the assault is committed is a health care provider and who uses or displays a dangerous weapon in connection with the assault, is guilty of a class D felony.

A person who commits an assault against a health care provider who knows that the person against whom the assault is committed is a health care provider and who causes bodily injury or mental illness, is guilty of an aggravated misdemeanor.

Any other assault committed against a health care provider by a person who knows that the person against whom the assault is committed is a health care provider is a serious misdemeanor.

Status:

Effective


RN Procedural Sedation Rules


Statute/Rule:


Relevant Text: 

The Iowa Board of Nursing does not have a rule, regulation or position on the RN administering anesthetic medications for the purpose of operative, invasive and diagnostic procedures. As with any task/function that the nurse carries out, it is important to remember the nurse must be educated and competent in the task/function. The nurse retains accountability for her/his actions

Agency

Iowa Board of Nursing