In my Nursing 2006 journal, in the legal questions section they say that if you show up for a shift and see an unsafe situation and you decline to take report and leave that is considered abandonment. I was always under the impression that you were clear until you actually took report. Actually my state BON ruled in my favor in that situation. (obviously I lost my job, but still had my license ) Has the law changed? Or, more likely IMO, the journal editors are bending the rules a little to brownnose hospital administrators???Anyone know?