Kansas

RN Title Protection Law


Statute/Regulation:

KS Statute § 65-1114

Relevant Text: 

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person:
(2) to use any title, abbreviation, letters, figures, sign, card or device to indicate that any person is a registered professional nurse
(4) to use any title, abbreviation, letters, figures, sign, card or device to indicate that any person is a licensed practical nurse, unless such person has been duly licensed under the provisions of this act
(5) to use any title, abbreviation, letters, figures, sign, card or device to indicate that any person is an advanced practice registered nurse, unless such person has been duly issued a license as an advanced practice registered nurse under the Kansas nurse practice act.

Status:

Effective


DR Title Protection Law

Statute/Regulation:

KS Statute § 65-2867

Relevant Text: 

It shall not be considered a violation of the Kansas healing arts act if an unlicensed person appends to such person's name the word "doctor" or the letters "M.D.," "D.O." or "D.C.," if such person has earned such professional degree from an accredited healing arts school or college, and if the use of such word or initials is not misleading the public, patients or other health care providers that such person (1) is engaged in the practice of the healing arts within this state; or (2) is licensed to practice the healing arts in this state.

Status:

Effective


Workplace Violence Laws


Statute/Regulation:

KS Statute § 21-3444

Relevant Text: 

Unlawful interference with an emergency medical services attendant.

(a) Unlawful interference with an emergency medical services attendant is knowingly and intentionally interfering with, molesting or assaulting, any attendant while engaged in the performance of such attendant's duties, or knowingly and intentionally obstructing, interfering with or impeding the efforts of any attendant to reach the location of an emergency.
(b) “Attendant” means a first responder, emergency medical technician, emergency medical technician- intermediate, emergency medical technician-defibrillator or a mobile intensive care technician certified pursuant to this act.
(c) Unlawful interference with an emergency medical services attendant is a class B person misdemeanor.

Status:

Effective


Statute/Regulation:

KS Statute § 21-3448

Relevant Text: 

Battery against a mental health employee.

(a) Battery against a mental health employee is a battery, as defined in K.S.A. 21-3412, and amendments thereto, committed against a mental health employee by a person in the custody of the secretary of social and rehabilitation services, while such employee is engaged in the performance of such employee's duty.
(b) Battery against a mental health employee is a severity level 7, person felony.
(c) As used in this section “mental health employee” means an employee of the department of social and rehabilitation services working at Learned state hospital, Osawatomie state hospital and Rainbow mental health facility, Kansas neurological institute and Parsons state hospital and training center and the treatment staff as defined in K.S.A. 59-29a02, and amendments thereto.

Status:

Effective


Statute/Regulation:

KS Statute § 21-5416

Relevant Text: 

(a) Battery against a mental health employee is a battery, as defined in K.S.A. 21-3412, and amendments thereto, committed against a mental health employee by a person in the custody of the secretary of social and rehabilitation services, while such employee is engaged in the performance of such employee's duty.

(b) Battery against a mental health employee is a severity level 7, person felony.

(c) As used in this section “mental health employee” means an employee of the department of social and rehabilitation services working at Learned state hospital, Osawatomie state hospital and Rainbow mental health facility, Kansas neurological institute and Parsons state hospital and training center and the treatment staff as defined in K.S.A. 59-29a02, and amendments thereto.

Status:

Effective


RN Procedural Sedation Rules


Statute/Rule:


Relevant Text: 

The Kansas State Board of Nursing determined that it is within the scope of practice of a registered professional nurse, who is not licensed as a registered nurse anesthetist, to administer pharmacologic agents via the intravenous route to produce moderate sedation/analgesia, also called IV “conscious sedation.”...The registered professional nurse must follow specific policies and procedures set up to guide her/his practice regarding moderate sedation/analgesia.

Agency

Kansas State Board of Nursing