Kentucky

RN and DR Title Protection Law


Statute/Regulation:

KY. Revised Statute § 314.041

Relevant Text: 

Any person who holds a license to practice as a registered nurse in this state shall have the right to use the title "registered nurse" and the abbreviation "R.N." No other person shall assume the title or use the abbreviation or any other words, letters, signs, or figures to indicate that the person using the same is a registered nurse. No person shall practice as a registered nurse unless licensed under this section.

Status:

Effective


Statute/Regulation:

KY. Revised Statute § 314.051

Relevant Text: 

Any person who holds a license to practice as a licensed practical nurse in this state shall have the right to use the title "licensed practical nurse" and the abbreviation "L.P.N." No other person shall assume the title or use the abbreviation or any other words, letters, signs, or figures to indicate that the person using the same is a licensed practical nurse. No person shall practice as a licensed practical nurse unless licensed under this chapter.

Status:

Effective



Workplace Violence Laws


Statute/Regulation:

KY. Revised Statute § 508.025

Relevant Text: 

A person is guilty of assault in the third degree when the actor recklessly, with a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument, or intentionally causes or attempts to cause physical injury to paid or volunteer emergency medical services personnel, if the event occurs while personnel are performing job-related duties.
Assault in the third degree is a Class D felony

Status:

Effective


Statute/Regulation:

KY. Revised Statute § 431.005

Relevant Text: 

A peace officer may make an arrest without a warrant when an individual intentionally or wantonly causes physical injury to another person; or with recklessness he causes physical injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument, has occurred in the emergency room of a hospital without the officer's presence if the officer has probable cause.

Status:

Effective
 

RN Procedural Sedation Rules


Statute/Rule:


Relevant Text: 

It is within the scope of registered nursing practice to manage the care of patients receiving IV sedation during therapeutic, diagnostic, or surgical procedures provided that specific criteria are met (including the following):
1. Attending Physician selects and orders medication to achieve sedation
2. Guidelines for patient monitoring, drug administration, and protocols for dealing with potential emergency situations are available.
3. The R.N. managing the care of the patient receiving IV sedation shall have no other responsibilities that would leave the patient unattended.

Agency

Kentucky Board of Nursing