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§ 8-703. Representations to the public, nursing-related professions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth OccupationsEffective: July 1, 2022

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health Occupations (Refs & Annos)
Title 8. Nurses (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 7. Prohibited Acts; Penalties (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2022
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 8-703
§ 8-703. Representations to the public, nursing-related professions
In general
(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, dialysis technician, 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, dialysis technician, 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.
Nurse
(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.
Registered nurse or R.N.
(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.
Nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist, nurse midwife, clinical nurse specialist, or advanced practice registered nurse, or the abbreviations NP, CRNA, CNS, A.P.R.N.
(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.
Licensed practical nurse
(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.
Nursing graduate or NG
(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.
Nursing assistant, certified nursing assistant, or CNA
(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.
Medication technician, certified medication technician, or MT
(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.
Medicine aide or certified medicine aide
(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.
Certified dialysis technicians
(j) Unless authorized to practice as a certified dialysis technician under this title, an individual may not use the words or terms “dialysis technician” or “certified dialysis technician”, the abbreviation “C.D.T.”, or any other title, symbol, abbreviation, sign, card, device, or other representation with the intent to represent that the individual practices as a certified dialysis technician.

Credits

Added as Health Occupations § 7-703 by Acts 1981, c. 8, § 2, eff. July 1, 1981. Renumbered as Health Occupations § 8-703 by Acts 1990, c. 6, § 11, eff. Feb. 16, 1990. Amended by Acts 1993, c. 422, § 1, Oct. 1, 1993; Acts 1998, c. 393, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1998; Acts 2001, c. 360, § 1, eff. July 1, 2001; Acts 2005, c. 206, § 1, eff. April 26, 2005; Acts 2017, c. 515, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017; Acts 2017, c. 516, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017; Acts 2022, c. 681, § 1, eff. July 1, 2022.
Formerly Art. 43, §§ 290, 291, 295, 296, 301.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 8-703, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 8-703
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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