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Repeal of Reporting "Minor Incidents" Proposed by Texas Board of Nursing

 The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has proposed the repeal and replacement of the reporting requirements for minor incidents. The Nursing Practice Act defines a "minor incident" as "conduct by a nurse that does not indicate that the nurse's continued practice poses a risk of harm to a patient or another person. This term is synonymous with 'minor error' or 'minor violation of this chapter or board rule.'" §301.401(2).

The Board "believes protection of the public is not enhanced by the reporting of every minor incident that may be a violation of the Texas Nursing Practice Act or a board rule." 22 Tex. Admin. Code §217.16(a). When there are mechanisms in place to identify nursing errors and take corrective action to remediate deficits in a nurses training or skill, then reporting to the BON is not necessary.

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Friday, September 1, 2017

I woke up this morning to a disturbing and saddening video of Salt Lake City Nurse, Alex Wubbels, being dragged out of her hospital and into a police car. Why was this Utah nurse arrested? What did she do? Her job.

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Striking Nurses Turn Out in Force to Face Down Bullying Allina Health


Open-ended Unfair Labor Practice Strike Begins

For Immediate Release

 

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