Wyoming

  • 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:

    WY Statute § 33-21-134

     

    Relevant Text: 

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

     

    Status:

    Effective

     

    DR Title Protection Law

    Statute/Regulation:

    WY Statute § 33-26-102

     

    Relevant Text: 

    Practicing medicine means any person who in any manner Attaches the title of M.D., D.O., physician, surgeon, osteopathic physician or osteopathic surgeon, doctor, or any other words, letters or abbreviations or any combination thereof when used in the conduct of any occupation or profession pertaining to the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of human disease or conditionunless the designation additionally contains the description of another branch of the healing arts for which one holds a valid license in this state.

     

    Status:

    Effective

     

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    Workplace Violence Laws


     

    Statute/Regulation:

    WY SF 114
     

    Relevant Text: 

    (c) Aggravated assault and battery against a health care provider, as defined in W.S. 1-1-130(b)(i), who is engaged in providing health care services is a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than twelve (12) years, a fine not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000.00), or both.

     

    Status:

    Approved by Senate but failed to get out of House before legislature adjourned

     

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    RN Procedural Sedation Rules


     

     

    Relevant Text: 

    "It is within the scope of practice of an appropriately trained and competent RN to administer moderate sedation for the purpose of diagnostic or therapeutic procedures as ordered by the physician, APRN or PA if the following criteria are met:
    A. There are institutional policies and procedures to guide this practice;
    B. The nurse has completed training and demonstrated continuing competency as well as current certification appropriate to patient population (i.e. ACLS, PALS);
    C. The agency/facility maintains documentation on training and competency for each nurse;
    D. The care is provided under the direction of a physician, APRN or PA who is on-site; and
    E. The patient’s condition is assessed prior to, during, and after the procedure to current standard of practice."

     

    Agency

    State of Wyoming Department of Health

     

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    RN Safe Staffing Laws


     

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