Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Texas Senate Panel Advances Bill To Protect Nurses

Yesterday, Sommer Ingram reported in the Houston Chronicle how a bill filed by Senator Jane Nelson will protect nurses from being fired, punished or discriminated against if they were to report malpractice by doctors. This bill is in response to a case in 2009 in which two nurses reported malpractice by the physician they worked for and were subsequently fired after their identities were revealed. One of these nurses even faced criminal charges for "misuse of official information" but was later acquitted. This bill is to be presented to the full Senate in the near future.

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