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Article - Health Occupations




§8–703.

    (a)    (1)    Unless authorized to practice registered nursing under this title, an individual may not represent to the public by title, by description of services, methods, or procedures, or otherwise, that the individual is authorized to practice registered nursing in this State.

        (2)    Unless authorized to practice advanced practice registered nursing under this title, an individual may not represent to the public by title, by description of services, methods, or procedures, or otherwise, that the individual is authorized to practice advanced practice registered nursing in this State.

        (3)    Unless authorized to practice licensed practical nursing under this title, an individual may not represent to the public by title, by description of services, methods, or procedures, or otherwise, that the individual is authorized to practice licensed practical nursing in this State.

        (4)    Unless authorized to provide patient care as a certified nursing assistant or medication assistant under this title, an individual may not represent to the public by title, by description of services, methods, or procedures, or otherwise, that the individual is authorized to provide care as a certified nursing assistant or medication assistant in this State.

        (5)    Unless authorized to provide patient care in a specific category of certified nursing assistant, an individual may not represent to the public by title, by description of services, methods, or procedures, or otherwise, that the individual is authorized to provide care as a certified nursing assistant in a specific category in this State.

        (6)    Unless authorized to administer medication as a medication technician under this title, an individual may not represent to the public by title, by description of services, methods, or procedures, or otherwise, that the individual is authorized to administer medication as a certified medication technician in this State.

        (7)    Unless authorized to administer medication as a medicine aide under this title, an individual may not represent to the public by title, by description of services, methods, or procedures, or otherwise, that the individual is authorized to administer medication as a certified medicine aide in this State.

    (b)    Unless authorized to practice registered nursing, advanced practice registered nursing, or licensed practical nursing under this title, an individual may not use the word “nurse” to describe the profession of the individual.

    (c)    Unless authorized to practice registered nursing under this title, an individual may not use the words or terms “registered nurse”, the abbreviations “R.N.”, or any other title, symbol, abbreviation, sign, card, device, or other representation with the intent to represent that the individual practices registered nursing.

    (d)    Unless authorized to practice advanced practice registered nursing under this title, an individual may not use the words or terms “nurse practitioner”, “nurse anesthetist”, “nurse midwife”, “clinical nurse specialist”, or “advanced practice registered nurse”, the abbreviations “NP”, “CRNA”, “CNS”, “A.P.R.N.”, or any other title, symbol, abbreviation, sign, card, device, or other representation with the intent to represent that the individual practices advanced practice registered nursing.

    (e)    Unless authorized to practice licensed practical nursing under this title, an individual may not use the words or terms “licensed practical nurse”, the abbreviation “L.P.N.”, or any other title, symbol, abbreviation, sign, card, device, or other representation with the intent to represent that the individual practices licensed practical nursing.

    (f)    Unless authorized to practice as a nursing graduate under this title, an individual may not use the words “nursing graduate”, the abbreviation “NG”, or any other title, symbol, abbreviation, sign, card, device, or other representation with the intent to represent that the individual practices as a nursing graduate.

    (g)    Unless authorized to practice as a certified nursing assistant under this title, an individual may not use the words or terms “nursing assistant” or “certified nursing assistant”, the abbreviation “CNA”, or any other title, symbol, abbreviation, sign, card, device, or other representation with the intent to represent that the individual practices as a certified nursing assistant.

    (h)    Unless authorized to practice as a certified medication technician under this title, an individual may not use the words or terms “medication technician” or “certified medication technician”, the abbreviation “MT”, or any other title, symbol, abbreviation, sign, card, device, or other representation with the intent to represent that the individual practices as a certified medication technician.

    (i)    Unless authorized to practice as a certified medicine aide under this title, an individual may not use the words or terms “medicine aide” or “certified medicine aide” or any other title, symbol, abbreviation, sign, card, device, or other representation with the intent to represent that the individual practices as a certified medicine aide.



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