I am trying to figure this one out, and maybe someone out there has a good explanation for it. OK here it goes: It is my understanding that our State Boards are to protect the public from us, that they are not for our benefit. So why do these State Boards not stand up and protest about the understaffing that we are facing and the dangers that this represents to the public? I mean if they are to protect the public from us, why are they not stepping in here to protect our patients? In Texas, we have what they call a Safe Harbor Act which to my disgust I have learned is a form a nurse fills out if they are given what they feel is an unsafe assignment. This completed form then protects the nurse from disciplanary action by the board if anyone files a complaint against the nurse during this unsafe period. Does anyone else see the insanity in this? I mean why has the public been put into an unsafe situation in the first place? If the nurse is saying, "Hey guys this isn't safe to do this" and no one listens and still demands that the nurse go ahead, where is the State Board in all of this? Why was the nurse put into a situation under protest? Anyone have any insight into this?