Oklahoma

  • 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:

    OK Statute § 59-567.5

     

    Relevant Text: 

    Any person who holds a license to practice as a registered nurse in this state shall have the right to use both the title "Registered Nurse" and the abbreviation "R.N." No other person shall assume such title or use such abbreviation, or any other words, letters, signs or figures to indicate that the person using the same is a registered nurse. Any individual doing so shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, which shall be punishable, upon conviction, by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one (1) year or by a fine of not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) nor more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by both such imprisonment and fine for each offense.

     

    Status:

    Effective

     

    DR Title Protection Law

    Statute/Regulation:

    OK Statute § 59-725.2

     

    Relevant Text: 

    The following classes of persons may use the word “Doctor”, or an abbreviation thereof, and shall have the right to use, whether or not in conjunction with the word “Doctor”, or any abbreviation thereof, the following designation the letters “Ph.D.”, “Ed.D.” any other person using the term doctor, or any abbreviation thereof, shall designate the authority under which the title is used or the college or honorary degree that gives rise to use of the title

     

    Status:

    Effective

     

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    Workplace Violence Laws


     

    Statute/Regulation:

    OK Statute Title 21 § 650.3

     

    Relevant Text: 

    Every person who willfully delays, obstructs or in any way interferes with an emergency medical technician or other emergency medical care provider in the performance of or attempt to perform emergency medical care and treatment or in going to or returning from the scene of a medical emergency, upon conviction, is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six (6) months, or by a fine not to exceed Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.

     

    Status:

    Effective

     

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    Statute/Regulation:

    OK Statute Title 21 § 650.4

     

    Relevant Text: 

    Assault and battery upon emergency medical care providers.
    A. Every person who, without justifiable or excusable cause and with intent to do bodily harm, commits any assault, battery or assault and battery upon the person of an emergency medical care provider who is performing medical care duties, upon conviction, is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term not exceeding two (2) years, or by a fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.

    B. As used in this section, “emergency medical care provider” means doctors, residents, interns, nurses, nurses’ aides, ambulance attendants and operators, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and members of a hospital security force.

     

    Status:

    Effective

     

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    Statute/Regulation:

    OK Statute Title 21 § 650.5

     

    Relevant Text: 

    Aggravated assault and battery or assault with firearm or other dangerous weapon upon emergency medical technician or other emergency medical care provider - Penalty. Every person who, without justifiable or excusable cause and with intent to do bodily harm, commits any aggravated assault and battery or any assault with a firearm or other deadly weapon upon the person of an emergency medical technician or other emergency medical care provider, upon conviction, is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in a state correctional institution for not more than one (1) year, or by a fine not to exceed One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.

     

    Status:

    Effective

     

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    RN Procedural Sedation Rules


     

     

    Relevant Text: 

    The Registered Nurse is authorized by institutional policy to administer, manage and/or monitor moderate (conscious) sedation of patients for short-term therapeutic, diagnostic or surgical procedures. The Registered Nurse managing and monitoring moderate (conscious) sedation shall evidence competency in the management and monitoring of moderate (conscious) sedation.

     

    Agency

    Oklahoma Board of Nursing

     

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    RN Safe Staffing Laws


     

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