Ohio

  • 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:

    OH Revised Code § 4723.03

     

    Relevant Text: 

    No person shall engage in the practice of nursing as a registered nurse, represent the person as being a registered nurse, or use the title "registered nurse," the initials "R.N.," or any other title implying that the person is a registered nurse, for a fee, salary, or other consideration, or as a volunteer, without holding a current, valid license as a registered nurse under this chapter. Whoever violates this is guilty of a felony of the fifth degree on a first offense and a felony of the fourth degree on each subsequent offense.

     

    Status:

    Effective

     

    DR Title Protection Law

    Statute/Regulation:

    OH Revised Code § 4731.34

     

    Relevant Text: 

    A person shall be regarded as practicing medicine and surgery, osteopathic medicine and surgery, or podiatric medicine and surgery, within the meaning of this chapter, who Uses the words or letters, "Dr." or "Doctor".

     

    Status:

    Effective

     

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    Workplace Violence Laws


     

    Statute/Regulation:

    OH Revised Code § 2903.13

     

    Relevant Text: 

    You are guilty of assault If the victim of the offense is a health care professional of a hospital, a health care worker of a hospital whom the offender knows or has reasonable cause to know they are one of these individuals, while the victim is engaged in the performance of their duties, and if the hospital offers de-escalation or crisis intervention training for such professionals, workers, or officers, assault is one of the following:

    (a) Assault committed in the specified circumstances is a misdemeanor of the first degree, in sentencing the offender under this division and if the court decides to impose a fine, the court may impose upon the offender a fine of not more than five thousand dollars.
    (b) If the offender previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to one or more assault or homicide committed against hospital personnel, assault committed in the specified circumstances is a felony of the fifth degree.

    Status:

    Effective

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    RN Procedural Sedation Rules


     

     

    Relevant Text: 

    The scope of practice for registered nurses may include administration of sedating medications for purposes of providing procedural moderate sedation, and to monitor the sedated patient prior to, during and after the procedure, in circumstances where the safety and well being of the patient can be ensured through a supportive clinical environment that contains appropriate monitoring capabilities and the availability of the necessary health care personnel and equipment to address complications.

     

    Agency

    Ohio Board of Nursing

     

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    RN Safe Staffing Laws


     

    Statute/Rule:

    "OH Revised Code § 3727.51-.56"

     

    Relevant Text: 

    "Each hospital shall create an evidence-based written nursing services staffing plan guiding the assignment of nurses hospital-wide. The staffing plan shall be implemented not later than ninety days after the hospital-wide nursing care committee is convened pursuant to section 3727.51 of the Revised Code, except that if the hospital's next fiscal year starts not later than one hundred eighty days after the date on which the committee convenes, implementation may be delayed until the first day of that fiscal year.
    (B) The staffing plan created under this section shall, at a minimum, reflect current standards established by private accreditation organizations or governmental entities. The plan shall be based on multiple nurse and patient considerations that yield minimum staffing levels for inpatient care units that ensure that the hospital has a staff of competent nurses with specialized skills needed to meet patient needs. These considerations shall include both of the following:
    (1) The recommendations of the hospital-wide nursing care committee made under section 3727.52 of the Revised Code, which shall be given significant consideration;
    (2) All of the matters listed in divisions (B)(1) to (5) of section 3727.52 of the Revised Code."

     

    Status

    Enacted

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