New Mexico Board of Nursing Review – 2005
Reviewed by Sedation Certification – September 20, 2019
State Sedation Policy – Yes
Can RN’s give sedation? – Yes
Can RN’s give anesthetic medications? – No



61-3-6. Administration of anesthetics.
It is unlawful for any person, other than a person licensed in New Mexico to practice medicine, osteopathy or dentistry or a currently licensed certified registered nurse anesthetist, to administer anesthetics to any person. Nothing in this section prohibits a person currently licensed pursuant to the Nursing Practice Act from using hypnosis or from administering local anesthetics or moderate sedation.

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