Whistle-blower rules proposed at Texas BON

November 21st, 2011 by Taralynn Mackay | Print

The Legislature during the last session strengthened the whistle-blower protections for nurses in response to the Winkler County Nurses’ experiences.  As a result of that legislation, the Texas BON has proposed amendments to the Board rules.  What happened to the two nurses as result of standing up for patients is horrible.  There have been repercussions for all involved in directly ruining the nurses’ career (the physician, the sheriff, the County Attorney), but the drafting of protection for nurses who may find themselves in similar situations in the future is a help.  For a good synopsis of the Winkler case, go to the Texas Nurses Association.

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