Scope of Practice: Health Professionals During Emergency
When an emergency declaration is in effect, dentists, nurses, student nurses in training, or emergency medical care providers are considered authorized emergency management workers and can administer anesthetics, perform minor surgery or assist in surgery, perform intravenous, subcutaneous, and intramuscular procedures, and administer oral and topical medication under general supervision of a member of a New Hampshire hospital’s medical staff.
Immunity and Exemption
IV. Dentists licensed in this state, nurses registered in this state, student nurses undergoing training at a licensed hospital in this state, or emergency medical care providers licensed under RSA 153-A, during any emergency, shall be regarded as authorized emergency management workers and while so engaged may practice, in addition to the authority granted them by other statutes, administration of anesthetics; minor surgery; intravenous, subcutaneous, and intramuscular procedures; and oral and topical medication under the general but not necessarily direct supervision of a member of the medical staff of a legally incorporated and licensed hospital of this state, and to assist such staff members in other medical and surgical procedures.