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    We are having a disaster at my facility with the flu and norovirus right on its heals. We were all confused and upset because quaratine was not implemented fast enough, when it was it was half hearted and then we kept getting admissions who then of course also became more ill with these things.

    I heard a rumor last night that the reason for all this "strange" behavior from our DON was because she would not allow the infection control nurse to report this to the state. She got in trouble by corporate the year before for profits dropping because we had reported to the state and they would not allow admissions until the facility cleared.

    Well now I am really confused. What exactly is going to happen to us when they find out that we never reported the flu and norovirus to the state? Can we loose our licences for this? How insane is this anyway!
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    Quote from Maremma
    We are having a disaster at my facility with the flu and norovirus right on its heals. We were all confused and upset because quaratine was not implemented fast enough, when it was it was half hearted and then we kept getting admissions who then of course also became more ill with these things.

    I heard a rumor last night that the reason for all this "strange" behavior from our DON was because she would not allow the infection control nurse to report this to the state. She got in trouble by corporate the year before for profits dropping because we had reported to the state and they would not allow admissions until the facility cleared.

    Well now I am really confused. What exactly is going to happen to us when they find out that we never reported the flu and norovirus to the state? Can we loose our licences for this? How insane is this anyway!
    I would call the Public health or Health Services department and ask. Google "Hoe to report infectious disease in *****"
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    I got fired for reporting safety issues to the state. If you do decide to, report anonymously
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    Quote from lkulmann
    I got fired for reporting safety issues to the state. If you do decide to, report anonymously
    I am sorry. That is wrong. If you live in a state with a whistleblower law i suggest finding an attorney.
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