Georgia

  • 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:

    GA Code § 43-26-6

     

    Relevant Text: 

    1) Only persons who hold licenses to practice professional nursing in this state or who are performing nursing services pursuant to the exception set forth in s.464.022(8) shall have the right to use the title “Registered Nurse” and the abbreviation “R.N.”
    (9) A person may not practice or advertise as, or assume the title of, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, clinical nurse specialist, certified registered nurse anesthetist, certified nurse midwife, or advanced registered nurse practitioner or use the abbreviation “R.N.,” “L.P.N.,” “C.N.S.,” “C.R.N.A.,” “C.N.M.,” or “A.R.N.P.” or take any other action that would lead the public to believe that person was certified as such or is performing nursing services pursuant to the exception set forth in s. 464.022(8), unless that person is licensed or certified to practice as such.
    (10) A violation of this section is a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

     

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    Effective

     

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    DR Title Protection Law

    Statute/Regulation:

    GA Code § 43-34-22

     

    Relevant Text: 

    If any person shall hold himself or herself out to the public as being engaged in the diagnosis or treatment of disease or injuries of human beings, or shall suggest, recommend, or prescribe any form of treatment for the palliation, relief, or cure of any physical or mental ailment of any person, with the intention of receiving therefor, either directly or indirectly, any fee, gift, or compensation whatsoever, or shall maintain an office for the reception, examination, or treatment of diseased or injured human beings, or shall attach the title "M.D.," "Oph.," "D.," "Dop.," "Surgeon," "Doctor," "D.O.," "Doctor of Osteopathy," "Osteopathic Physician," or "Physician," either alone or in connection with other words, or any other word or abbreviation to his or her name indicative that he or she is engaged in the treatment of diseased, defective, or injured human beings, and shall not in any of these cases then possess a valid license to practice medicine under the laws of this state, he or she shall be deemed to be practicing medicine without complying with this article and shall be deemed in violation of this article.

     

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    Workplace Violence Laws

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    RN Procedural Sedation Rules


     

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    Procedural Sedation
    It is not within the scope of practice of the registered nurse (RN) who is not a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) to administer agents used primarily as anesthetics for sedation, including Propofol. This would include the non-intubated patient undergoing procedures, including but not limited to, invasive cardiology, invasive radiology, endoscopic gastrointestinal procedures, invasive bronchoscopy and emergent procedures.

    Emergency Airway Management in a Hospital Setting
    The registered nurse (RN) may administer Propofol, Etomidate and neuromuscular blocking agents (only Succinylcholine, Rocuronium and Vecuronium) to the non-intubated patient in a hospital setting for the purpose of rapid sequence intubation when the clinical presentation of impending respiratory failure is imminent. This will be done in the presence of, and under the direction of, a physician credentialed in emergency airway management. "

     

    Agency

    Georgia Board of Nursing

     

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    RN Safe Staffing Laws


     

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