Louisiana

  • RN Title Protection Law
  • DR Title Protection Law
  • Workplace Violence Laws
  • RN Procedural Sedation Rules
  • RN Safe Staffing Laws

  • RN Title Protection Law


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    DR Title Protection Law

    Statute/Regulation:

    LA Revised Statute § 1743.1

     

    Relevant Text: 

    A. No healthcare provider, while providing direct patient care, shall present himself, whether orally or in writing, to a patient using the title of "Doctor" or the abbreviation of "Dr." as a prefix to his name without using a suffix to denote either the type of professional license held by the healthcare provider or the degree to which he is entitled by reason of his diploma of graduation from a school or other entity, professional or otherwise.
    B. Any healthcare provider who uses the title of "Doctor" or the abbreviation of "Dr." in any manner inconsistent with the provisions of this Section may be sanctioned in accordance with rules promulgated by the licensing board for that provider's profession or occupation.

     

    Status:

    Effective

     

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    Workplace Violence Laws


     

    Statute/Regulation:

    LA Revised Statute § 14:332

     

    Relevant Text: 

    Interference with medical treatment
    A) Interference with medical treatment is the intentional and willful interference with a nurse, nurse's aide, emergency medical technician, or other medical or hospital personnel in the performance of their duties relating to the care and treatment of patients in any hospital, clinic, other medical facility, or at the scene of a medical emergency.
    B.) Whoever violates the provisions of this Section shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars or more than two hundred and fifty dollars upon conviction of a first offense, and not less than two hundred fifty dollars or more than five hundred dollars or ten days in jail or both upon conviction of any subsequent offense.

     

    Status:

    Effective

     

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    RN Procedural Sedation Rules


     

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    It is within the scope of practice for a RN to administer non-anesthetic medications, up to and including moderate (conscious sedation), and to monitor patients in minimal, moderate, and deep sedation levels as defined by The Joint Commission (TJC), provided the RN is specifically trained and demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities in accordance with the following provisos in various settings to include inpatient and outpatient environments.

     

    Agency

    Louisiana State Board of Nursing

     

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    RN Safe Staffing Laws


     

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