Idaho

  • 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:

    ID CODE § 54-1414

     

    Relevant Text: 

    (1) It shall be unlawful for any person, corporation, association or other legal entity to:

    (c) Falsely represent by use of any designation, title, or statement, that he is licensed pursuant to this chapter; or

    (2) Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punishable by fine not to exceed three hundred dollars ($300) or by imprisonment not to exceed six

    (6) months or both such fine and imprisonment.

     

    Status:

    Effective

     

    DR Title Protection Law

    Statute/Regulation:

    ID CODE § 54-1804

     

    Relevant Text: 

    Except as provided in subsections (1)(a), (1)(b), and (1)(c) above, it is unlawful for any person to assume or use the title or designation "medical doctor," "medical physician," "osteopathic doctor," "osteopathic physician," "M.D." or "D.O." or any other title, designation, words, letters, abbreviation, sign, card, or device to indicate to the public that such person is licensed to practice medicine pursuant to this chapter unless such person is so licensed, and upon conviction thereof, such person shall be imprisoned not to exceed one (1) year, or shall be fined not more than three thousand dollars ($3,000), or shall be punished by both fine and imprisonment.

     

    Status:

    Effective

     

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    Workplace Violence Laws


     

    Statute/Regulation:

    ID Statute 18-915c

     

    Relevant Text: 

    Battery against health care workers. Any person who commits battery as defined in section 18-903, Idaho Code, against or upon any person licensed, certified or registered by the state of Idaho to provide health care, or an employee of a hospital, medical clinic or medical practice, when the victim is in the course of performing his or her duties or because of the victim's professional or employment status under this statute, shall be subject to imprisonment in the state prison not to exceed three (3) years.

     

    Status:

    Effective

     

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    RN Procedural Sedation Rules


     

    Statute/Rule:


     

    Relevant Text: 

    The Decision–Making Model will present questions to be considered in determining scope of practice:
    1. Is the task expressly prohibited by the Nursing Practice Act or limited to the scope of practice of advanced practice professional nurses or prohibited by law?
    2. Was the act taught as part of your basic nursing education? Do you possess current knowledge and competency to do this?
    3. Is the act consistent with standards of practice published by a national specialty nursing organization or supported by recognized nursing literature or reputable published research?
    4. Does your employment setting have established policies and procedures authorizing you to perform the function?
    5. In a similar situation, would this same standard of care be provided by a reasonable and prudent nurse with similar education and experience and are you prepared to accept the consequences of the act?

     

    Agency

    Idaho Board of Nursing

     

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    RN Safe Staffing Laws


     

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