Utah

  • 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:

    UT CODE § 58-31b-501

     

    Relevant Text: 

    "Unlawful conduct" includes:
    (1) using the following titles, names or initials, if the user is not properly licensed or certified under this chapter:
    (a) nurse;
    (b) licensed practical nurse, practical nurse, or L.P.N.;
    (c) medication aide certified, or M.A.C.;
    (d) registered nurse or R.N.; (e) registered nurse practitioner, N.P., or
    R.N.P.; (f) registered nurse specialist, N.S., or R.N.S.; (g) registered psychiatric mental health nurse specialist; (h) advanced practice registered nurse; (i) nurse anesthetist, certified nurse anesthetist, certified registered nurse anesthetist, or C.R.N.A.; or (j) other generally recognized names or titles used in the profession of nursing;

     

    Status:

    Effective

     

    DR Title Protection Law

    Statute/Regulation:

    UT CODE § 58-67-102

     

    Relevant Text: 

    To use, in the conduct of any occupation or profession pertaining to the diagnosis or treatment of human diseases or conditions in any printed material, stationery, letterhead, envelopes, signs, or advertisements, the designation "doctor," "doctor of medicine," "physician," "surgeon," "physician and surgeon," "Dr.," "M.D.," or any combination of these designations in any manner which might cause a reasonable person to believe the individual using the designation is a licensed physician and surgeon, and if the party using the designation is not a licensed physician and surgeon, the designation must additionally contain the description of the branch of the healing arts for which the person has a license, provided that an individual who has received an earned degree of doctor of medicine degree but is not a licensed physician and surgeon in Utah may use the designation "M.D." if it is followed by "Not Licensed" or "Not Licensed in Utah" in the same size and style of lettering.

     

    Status:

    Effective

     

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    Workplace Violence Laws


     

    Statute/Regulation:

    UT CODE § 76-5-102.7

     

    Relevant Text: 

    Assault is: an attempt, with unlawful force or violence, to do bodily injury to another; or an act, committed with unlawful force or violence, that causes bodily injury to another or creates a substantial risk of bodily injury to another. A person who assaults a health care provider or emergency medical service worker is guilty of a Class A Misdemeanor if: (a) the person is not a prisoner or a person detained; (b) the person knew that the victim was a health care provider or emergency service worker; (c) the victim was providing emergency or life-saving duties within the scope of their authority at the time of the assault. The person is guilty of a third degree felony if the person: (a) causes substantial bodily injury; and (b) acts intentionally or knowingly.

     

    Status:

    Effective

     

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    RN Procedural Sedation Rules


     

     

    Relevant Text: 

    In a hospital anesthesia care shall be provided by anesthesiologists, other qualified physicians, dentists, oral surgeons, or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists who are members of the medical staff within the scope of their practice and license...Anesthesia care includes IV sedation

     

    Agency

    Utah Administrative Code

     

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    RN Safe Staffing Laws


     

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