Ohio

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


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

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