Missouri

RN and DR Title Protection Law


Statute/Regulation:

MO Revised Statute § 335.076

Relevant Text: 

Any person who holds a license to practice professional nursing in this state may use the title "Registered Professional Nurse" and the abbreviation "R.N.". No other person shall use the title "Registered Professional Nurse" or the abbreviation "R.N.". No other person shall assume any title or use any abbreviation or any other words, letters, signs, or devices to indicate that the person using the same is a registered professional nurse.
No person shall practice or offer to practice professional nursing, practical nursing, or advanced practice nursing in this state or use any title, sign, abbreviation, card, or device to indicate that such person is a practicing professional nurse, practical nurse, or advanced practice nurse unless he or she has been duly licensed under the provisions of this chapter.

In the interest of public safety and consumer awareness, it is unlawful for any person to use the title "nurse" in reference to himself or herself in any capacity, except individuals who are or have been licensed as a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, or advanced practice registered nurse under this chapter. Any person who violates any of these provisions is guilty of a class D felony and, upon conviction, shall be punished as provided by law.

Status:

Effective


Workplace Violence Laws


Statute/Regulation:

MO Revised Statute § 565.081

Relevant Text: 

(1) A person commits the crime of assault of emergency personnel in the first degree if such person attempts to kill or knowingly causes or attempts to cause serious physical injury to emergency personnel.

(2) "emergency personnel" means any paid or volunteer firefighter, emergency room or trauma center personnel, or emergency medical technician.

(3) Assault of emergency personnel in the first degree is a class A felony.

Status:

Effective


Statute/Regulation:

MO Revised Statute §565.082

Relevant Text: 

A person commits the crime of assault of emergency personnel in the second degree if such person:

(1) Knowingly causes or attempts to cause physical injury to emergency personnel by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument;
(2) Knowingly causes or attempts to cause physical injury to emergency personnel by means other than a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument;
(3) Recklessly causes serious physical injury to emergency personnel; or
(4) While in an intoxicated condition or under the influence of controlled substances or drugs, operates a motor vehicle or vessel in this state and when so operating, acts with criminal negligence to cause physical injury to emergency personnel;
(5) Acts with criminal negligence to cause physical injury emergency personnel by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument;
(6) Purposely or recklessly places emergency personnel in apprehension of immediate serious physical injury; or (7) Acts with criminal negligence to create a substantial risk of death or serious physical injury to emergency personnel.

Assault of emergency personnel in the second degree is a class B felony unless committed pursuant to subdivision (2), (5), (6), or (7) of subsection 1 of this section in which case it is a class C felony. For any violation of subdivision (1), (3), or (4) of subsection 1 of this section, the defendant must serve mandatory jail time as part of his or her sentence..

Status:

Effective



Statute/Regulation:

MO Revised Statute §565.083

Relevant Text: 

A person commits the crime of assault of emergency personnel in the third degree if:
(1) Such person recklessly causes physical injury to emergency personnel;

(2) Such person purposely places emergency personnel in apprehension of immediate physical injury;

(3) Such person knowingly causes or attempts to cause physical contact with emergency personnel without the consent of the emergency personnel. Assault of emergency personnel in the third degree is a class A misdemeanor

Status:

Effective

RN Procedural Sedation Rules


Statute/Rule:


Relevant Text: 

The Board takes the position that the dimensions of an individual nurse's practice should be based upon the nurse's education, knowledge, competence, interest and in consultation with nursing organizations. Practice decisions of the individual nurse shall be made in order to provide safe health services for the consumer. The legal limit of an individual nurse's practice is defined by the nurse's education, knowledge and competence. An individual who is licensed as a nurse may legally practice within his/her full range of nursing regardless of whether or not the individual uses other titles which are indicative of the individual's advanced education, knowledge or experience.

Agency

Missouri State Board of Nursing