RN Title Protection Law
MD Statute Health Occupations § 8-703
Unless authorized to practice registered nursing under this title, a person may not use the words or terms “registered nurse”, the abbreviation “R.N.”, or any other title, symbol, abbreviation, sign, card, device, or other representation with the intent to represent that the person practices registered nursing.
DR Title Protection Law
MD Statute Health Occupations §14-602
Except as otherwise provided in this article, a person may not use the words or terms “Dr.”, “doctor”, “physician”, “D.O.”, or “M.D.” with the intent to represent that the person practices medicine, unless the person is:
(1) Licensed to practice medicine under this title; (2) A physician licensed by and residing in another jurisdiction, while engaging in consultation with a physician licensed in this State;
(3) A physician employed by the federal government while performing duties incident to that employment;
(4) A physician who resides in and is licensed to practice medicine by any state adjoining this State and whose practice extends into this State; or
(5) An individual in a postgraduate medical program that is approved by the Board.
Workplace Violence Laws
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 Maryland.
The Board is in the process of drafting a regulatory proposal to promulgate standards based upon a Decision-Making Model. In the interest of obtaining comments from members of the public and the nursing community a sample Decision-Making Model is included here for reference.
Maryland Board of Nursing