Vermont

RN Title Protection Law


Statute/Regulation:

VT Statute Title 26 § 1584

Relevant Text: 

It shall be a violation of this chapter for any person, including any corporation, association, or individual, to use in connection with a name any words, letters, signs, or figures which imply that a person is a registered or practical nurse or an advanced practice registered nurse when not authorized under this chapter.

Status:

Effective


DR Title Protection Law

Statute/Regulation:

VT Statute Title 26 § 1311

Relevant Text: 

Practice of medicine means using the designation "Doctor," "Doctor of Medicine," "Physician," "Dr.," "M.D.," or any combination thereof in the conduct of any occupation or profession pertaining to the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of human disease or condition unless the designation additionally contains the description of another branch of the healing arts for which one holds a valid license in Vermont.

Status:

Effective


Workplace Violence Laws


Statute/Regulation:

VT Statute Title 13 § 1028

Relevant Text: 

(a) A person convicted of a simple or aggravated assault against emergency room personnel, or member of emergency services personnel as defined in subdivision 2651(6) of Title 24 while the emergency medical personnel member is performing a lawful duty, in addition to any other penalties imposed under sections 1023 and 1024 of this title, shall:
(1) For the first offense, be imprisoned not more than one year;
(2) For the second offense and subsequent offenses, be imprisoned not more than ten years.
(b) (1) No person shall intentionally cause blood, vomitus, excrement, mucus, saliva, semen, or urine to come in contact with a law enforcement officer while the officer is performing a lawful duty.
(2) A person who violates this subsection shall be imprisoned not more than one year or fined not more than $ 1,000.00, or both.
(c) In imposing a sentence under this section, the court shall take into consideration whether the defendant was a patient at the time of the offense and had a psychiatric illness, the symptoms of which were exacerbated by the surrounding circumstances, irrespective of whether the illness constituted an affirmative defense to the charge.

Status:

Effective


RN Procedural Sedation Rules



Relevant Text: 

It is within the scope of practice for a registered nurse (non-CRNA, certified registered nurse anesthetist) to administer non-anesthetic medications and to monitor patients in a state of Moderate Sedation as defined by the American Society of Anesthesiologists. The registered nurse (non-CRNA) must be specifically trained with demonstrated knowledge, skills, and ability in the clinical settings in which the nurse will practice. It is not within the registered nurse’s (non-CRNA) scope of practice to administer an anesthetic agent for any level of sedation as described by the American Society of Anesthesiologists. It is also not within the scope of practice for the registered nurse (non-CRNA) to administer medications for the purpose of deep sedation or general anesthesia.

Agency

Vermont Board of Nursing