Minnesota

RN and DR Title Protection Law


Statute/Regulation:

MN Statute § 148.281

Relevant Text: 

It shall be unlawful for any person, corporation, firm, or association, to use any abbreviation or other designation tending to imply licensure as a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse unless duly licensed and currently registered so to practice professional or practical nursing under the provisions of sections 148.171 to 148.285 except as authorized by the board by rule
Any person, corporation, or association violating this provision shall be guilty of a gross misdemeanor, and shall be punished according to law.

Status:

Effective


Workplace Violence Laws


Statute/Regulation:

MN Statute § 609.2231

Relevant Text: 

Whoever assaults any of the following persons and inflicts demonstrable bodily harm is guilty of a felony and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than two years or to payment of a fine of not more than $4,000, or both:
(1) a member of a municipal or volunteer fire department or emergency medical services personnel unit in the performance of the member's duties; or
(2) a physician, nurse, or other person providing health care services in a hospital emergency department.

Status:

Effective


RN Procedural Sedation Rules


Statute/Rule:


Relevant Text: 

Administration of medications is within the scope of practice of registered nurses and licensed practical nurses in the State of Minnesota as a delegated medical function. Administration of medications classified as anesthetics for the purpose of procedural sedation and analgesia requires particular attention. it is the expectation of the Minnesota Board of Nursing that nurses will give careful consideration to each episode of medication administration and make a nursing judgment regarding whether the nurse may safely accept the delegation of medication administration under the given circumstances and specific setting.

Agency

Minnesota Board of Nursing