pa house passes whistle blower protections
hb 2371, a bill which pa nurses has supported since its inception, provides whistleblower protections for pennsylvania doctors, nurses and other licensed health workers. on june 8, 2004, the house health and human services committee unanimously approved the bill. the bill now goes to the state house for consideration.
hb 2371 would establish a confidential toll-free for health care workers to report problems pertaining to patient safety and quality of care, which would then be investigated by the state's patient safety authority.
the bill also prohibits facilities from retaliating against health workers who report those conditions in good faith.