Starting a Newspaper Column

  1. Hi Y'all. Last year I moved from San Antonio, TX to a rural area outside of a small town in western Illinois (temporary but extended). The nearest city of about 60,000 is 35 miles away. The town consists of two banks, two gas stations, a post office, a diner, an insurance agent, and a small newspaper publisher which serves all the surrounding small towns. Recently I was approached and asked if I would be interested in starting a nursing/healthcare column. Other than the obvious no-nos of giving medical advice and/or diagnosing, can anyone come up with areas I'd need to be vigilant about in terms of scope of practice or violations of the NPA? Has anyone else developed and initiated a public column before?
    Thanks for the input.
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  3. by   xoemmylouox
    Call the TX BON. I don't foresee much issue if you aren't recommending any tx, writing Rx's, or violating HIPAA.
    I would focus on preventative care. Reminding of flu vaccine at the start of the season, importance of sunblock, self breast/testicular exams, skin cancer screenings, etc.
    Last edit by xoemmylouox on Feb 21, '16 : Reason: Spelling..

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