Nevada

  • RN Title Protection Law
  • DR Title Protection Law
  • Workplace Violence Laws
  • RN Procedural Sedation Rules
  • RN Safe Staffing Laws

  • RN Title Protection Law

    Statute/Regulation:

    NV Revised Statute § 632.315

     

    Relevant Text: 

    Any person who practices or offers to practice nursing in this State or uses any title, abbreviation, sign, card or device to indicate that he or she is practicing nursing in this State unless that person has been licensed pursuant to the provisions of this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor.

     

    Status:

    Effective

     

    DR Title Protection Law

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    Workplace Violence Laws


     

    Statute/Regulation:

    NV Revised Statute § 200.471

     

    Relevant Text: 

    1.As used in this section “Assault” means:
    (1) Unlawfully attempting to use physical force against another person; or
    (2) Intentionally placing another person in reasonable apprehension of immediate bodily harm.

    2 A person convicted of an assault shall be punished:

    (b) If the assault is made with the use of a deadly weapon or the present ability to use a deadly weapon, for a category B felony by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 1 year and a maximum term of not more than 6 years, or by a fine of not more than $5,000, or by both fine and imprisonment.

    (c) If the assault is committed upon a provider of health care who is performing his or her duty and the person charged knew or should have known that the victim was a provider of health care, for a gross misdemeanor, unless the assault is made with the use of a deadly weapon or the present ability to use a deadly weapon, then for a category B felony by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 1 year and a maximum term of not more than 6 years, or by a fine of not more than $5,000, or by both fine and imprisonment.

    (d) If the assault is committed upon a provider of health care who is performing his or her duty duties, a prisoner who is in lawful custody or confinement or a parolee, and the probationer, prisoner or parolee charged knew or should have known that the victim was a provider of health care, for a category D felony as provided in NRS 193.130, unless the assault is made with the use of a deadly weapon or the present ability to use a deadly weapon, then for a category B felony by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 1 year and a maximum term of not more than 6 years, or by a fine of not more than $5,000, or by both fine and imprisonment.

     

    Status:

    Effective

     

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    RN Procedural Sedation Rules


     

     

    Relevant Text: 

    It is within the scope of practice of the RN to manage the care of patients receiving IV conscious sedation during therapeutic, diagnostic, or surgical procedures provided certain criteria are met, including, that a qualified anesthesia provider or practitioner selects and orders the medications to achieve minimal or moderate sedation.

     

    Agency

    Nevada State Board of Nursing

     

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    RN Safe Staffing Laws


     

    Statute/Rule:

    NV Revised Statute § 449.242

     

    Relevant Text: 

    "Each hospital located in a county whose population is 100,000 or more and which is licensed to have more than 70 beds shall establish a staffing committee to develop a written policy as required pursuant to NRS 449.2423 and a documented staffing plan as required pursuant to NRS 449.2421. The staffing committee must consist of:
    (a)Not less than one-half of the total members of the staffing committee from the licensed nursing staff and certified nursing assistants who are providing direct patient care at the hospital; and
    (b)Not less than one-half of the total members of the staffing committee appointed by the administration of the hospital.
    2.In developing the written policy and the staffing plan, the staffing committee shall consider, without limitation, the information received pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 5 of NRS 449.2423 regarding requests to be relieved of a work assignment, refusals of a work assignment and objections to a work assignment."

     

    Status

    Enacted

     

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