Responsibilites regarding reporting colleagues

  1. Hello. I am an ADN student and almost done (3 more weeks ) I have to do a presentation for my clinical group tomorrow on the RN's responsibilites regarding reporting a chemically impaired colleague as well as responsibilities if a colleague is going to be sued for unethical or unsafe practice. Just wanted some insight from more experienced nurses regarding these issues. I know the basics, but am having difficulty on the web finding more specific requirements. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.....

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    Specialty: 2 year(s) of experience in Med/Surg


  3. by   azhiker96
    Check with the applicable nurse practice act and BON website.

    In Arizona under the rules it says in part,
    B. A RN shall:

    7. Report unprofessional conduct, as defined in A.R.S. 32-1601(16) and further specified in R4-19-403 and R4-19-814, to the
    Last edit by azhiker96 on Apr 20, '09 : Reason: additional information
  4. by   sasha2lady
    when you find the answers to that ? let me know.....look at some of my other posts r/t a coworker of mine whom Ive suspected of being impaired...I reported it....nothing done.