Oregon

RN and DR Title Protection Law


Statute/Regulation:

OR Revised Statute §678.021

Relevant Text: 

It shall be unlawful for any person to practice nursing or offer to practice nursing in this state or to use any title or abbreviation, sign, card or device to indicate the person is practicing either practical or registered nursing unless the person is licensed under ORS 678.010 to 678.410 at the level for which the indication of practice is made and the license is valid and in effect.

Status:

Effective


Workplace Violence Laws


Statute/Regulation:

OR Revised Statute §163.165

Relevant Text: 

A person commits the crime of assault in the third degree if the person intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes physical injury to an emergency medical services provider, as defined in ORS 682.025, while the emergency medical services provider is performing official duties. Assault in the third degree is a Class C felony.

Status:

Effective


Statute/Regulation:

OR Revised Statute §163.213

Relevant Text: 

A person commits the crime of unlawful use of an electrical stun gun, tear gas or mace in the first degree if the person knowingly discharges or causes to be discharged any electrical stun gun, tear gas weapon, mace, tear gas, pepper mace or any similar deleterious agent against another person, knowing the other person to be a peace officer, corrections officer, parole and probation officer, firefighter or emergency medical services provider and while the other person is acting in the course of official duty. Unlawful use of an electrical stun gun, tear gas or mace in the first degree is a Class C felony.

Status:

Effective


RN Procedural Sedation Rules



Relevant Text: 

The Oregon State Board of Nursing affirms that it is within scope of practice for the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Registered Nurse (RN), Nurse Practitioner (NP) and the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) to administer sedating agents for the purpose of anxiolysis. In addition, it is not within the scope of practice of the LPN, RN, NP or CNS to administer anesthetic agents for the purpose of anxiolysis. If the patient receiving sedating/anesthetic agents for anxiolysis progresses to a deeper level of sedation, the nurse responsibility and requirements outlined in this policy guideline for procedural sedation must be followed.

Agency

Oregon State Board of Nursing