Wyoming

RN Title Protection Law


Statute/Regulation:

WY Statute § 33-21-134

Relevant Text: 

Any person who holds a license to practice as a registered professional nurse in this state shall have the right to use the title "Registered Nurse" and the abbreviation "R.N." No other person shall assume this title or use this abbreviation or any words, letters, signs or devices to indicate that the person using same is a registered professional nurse.

Status:

Effective


DR Title Protection Law

Statute/Regulation:

WY Statute § 33-26-102

Relevant Text: 

Practicing medicine means any person who in any manner Attaches the title of M.D., D.O., physician, surgeon, osteopathic physician or osteopathic surgeon, doctor, or any other words, letters or abbreviations or any combination thereof when used in the conduct of any occupation or profession pertaining to the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of human disease or conditionunless the designation additionally contains the description of another branch of the healing arts for which one holds a valid license in this state.

Status:

Effective


Workplace Violence Laws


Statute/Regulation:

WY SF 114
 

Relevant Text: 

(c) Aggravated assault and battery against a health care provider, as defined in W.S. 1-1-130(b)(i), who is engaged in providing health care services is a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than twelve (12) years, a fine not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000.00), or both.

Status:

Approved by Senate but failed to get out of House before legislature adjourned


RN Procedural Sedation Rules



Relevant Text: 

Anesthesia Services. If the hospital furnishes anesthesia services, they shall be provided under the direction of a qualified doctor of medicine or osteopathy. When anesthetics are not administered by an anesthesiologist, they shall be administered by a physician anesthetist or a registered nurse anesthetist under the supervision of the operating physician. The hospital medical staff shall designate those persons qualified to administer anesthetics and shall delineate what a person is qualified to do.

Agency

State of Wyoming Department of Health