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    When Police and Nurses Disagree Over Blood Draw Consent - Know What to Do

    When Police and Nurses Disagree Over Blood Draw Consent - Know What to Do

    What happens when the police, nurses, hospitals, and state nurses associations disagree on consent to draw blood from a DWI suspect without a warrant? What policy should the nurse follow?

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    Nurse Attorney
    It Can Happen to You

    It Can Happen to You

    I’ve represented over 500 nurses in dozens of states (I work with co-counsel in states where I am not licensed) and every one of them has said, “I never thought I would be called before the Board.” Y…

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    Nurses
    Curiosity Killed the Cat and Got 50 Hospital Employees Fired

    Curiosity Killed the Cat and Got 50 Hospital Employees Fired

    At Chicago’s Northwestern Hospital, Jussie Smollett, an actor from the TV series “Empire,” was admitted after he was physically attacked. According to reports, he suffered bruises and facial lacerati…

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    Nurses
    Tennessee Nurse RaDonda Vaught - Legal Perspectives of Fatal Medication Error

    Tennessee Nurse RaDonda Vaught - Legal Perspectives of Fatal Medication Error

    In this article and video, I will share a legal perspective of Vanderbilt Nurse RaDonda Vaught's fatal medication error, providing insights into the legal aspects surrounding the case.

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    Nurse Attorney
    The Dilemma of Multiple Licenses

    The Dilemma of Multiple Licenses

    Dear Lorie: I have a license in Indiana for which I have received a reprimand. I just got a complaint filed in Ohio where I also have a license. Can Ohio also take action against my license?

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    Nurse Attorney
    How Did You Become a Nurse Attorney?

    How Did You Become a Nurse Attorney?

    Hi Lorie How did you become a Nurse Attorney? Were you a nurse first? Where did you go to law school and how long does it take? What kind of jobs can you do with such degrees?

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    Career
    What You Don't Know About Nursing Boards

    What You Don't Know About Nursing Boards

    When one takes a test for a driver’s license, that person must know the rules of the road. However, when nurses take the NCLEX examination, they are tested on how to be a nurse and not necessarily on …

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    Career
    Should I Carry My Own Malpractice Insurance?

    Should I Carry My Own Malpractice Insurance?

    Probably the number one question I get asked as a nurse attorney is "should I carry my own malpractice insurance?" You would think I would have an easy answer, like "yes" or "no," but that is not the …

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