Kentucky

  • 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:

    KY. Revised Statute § 314.041

     

    Relevant Text: 

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

     

    Status:

    Effective

     

    Statute/Regulation:

    KY. Revised Statute § 314.051

     

    Relevant Text: 

    Any person who holds a license to practice as a licensed practical nurse in this state shall have the right to use the title "licensed practical nurse" and the abbreviation "L.P.N." No other person shall assume the title or use the abbreviation or any other words, letters, signs, or figures to indicate that the person using the same is a licensed practical nurse. No person shall practice as a licensed practical nurse unless licensed under this chapter.

     

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    Effective

     

    DR Title Protection Law

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    Workplace Violence Laws


     

    Statute/Regulation:

    KY. Revised Statute § 508.025

     

    Relevant Text: 

    A person is guilty of assault in the third degree when the actor recklessly, with a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument, or intentionally causes or attempts to cause physical injury to paid or volunteer emergency medical services personnel, if the event occurs while personnel are performing job-related duties.
    Assault in the third degree is a Class D felony

     

    Status:

    Effective

     

    Statute/Regulation:

    KY. Revised Statute § 431.005

     

    Relevant Text: 

    A peace officer may make an arrest without a warrant when an individual intentionally or wantonly causes physical injury to another person; or with recklessness he causes physical injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument, has occurred in the emergency room of a hospital without the officer's presence if the officer has probable cause.

     

    Status:

    Effective
     

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    RN Procedural Sedation Rules


     

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    Relevant Text: 

    It is within the scope of registered nursing practice for the RN who is educationally prepared and currently clinically competent to administer medications for procedural sedation and analgesia.
     

    "Though optimal anesthesia care is best provided by qualified Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) or anesthesiologists, the Board recognizes that the demand in the practice setting necessitates provision of procedural sedation and analgesia by registered nurses (RNs) and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs)."

    The Board advises that key components of safe administration of medications for procedural sedation and analgesia by registered nurses should include the educational preparation and clinical competence of the nurse as well as the immediate availability of personnel who are competent in airway management, emergency intubation, and advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation if complications arise.


     

    Agency

    Kentucky Board of Nursing

     

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    RN Safe Staffing Laws


     

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