on june 17, 2011 texas governor rick perry signed an excellent nurse whistleblower bill sb 192
for into law. - http://www.legis.state.tx.us/billloo...82r&bill=sb192
text of the bill - http://www.legis.state.tx.us/billloo...82r&bill=sb192
house vote was 142 yeas, 0 nays, 1 present, not voting
senate vote was 30 yeas, 0 nays (viva voce vote)
nurses in texas have been working several years to achieve this:
[color=#333333][color=#333333]"this would be a true implosion for the nursing profession, because nurses might think twice about what they report," said gwen agabatekwe, a nurse who flew from st. david medical center in austin to sit in on the pretrial hearings on the case.
[color=#333333]"if they see something that's not right or unsound or unsafe, it's our obligation to report it," said the 54-year-old who is a member of the national nurses organizing committee-texas, which sponsored the whistle-blower legislation.
january 2011 - http://www.prnewswire.com/news-relea...113218239.html