A nurse was reported to her board of nursing for an apparent substance use disorder. After a hearing, the board recommended she would need to get into a treatment program sponsored by the board to maintain her license. Find out about the different types of programs, such as alternative-to-discipline programs.
A patient filed a medical malpractice action against a hospital, the nurse who provided her care, the hospital consultants and the on-call physician. But it remains to be seen what the trial court’s determination will be on the issues remanded to it for a decision, such as witness intimidation allegations.
This case is about a disability discrimination lawsuit filed in federal court alleging violations of federal laws. The plaintiff, who is deaf and communicates primarily using American Sign Language (ASL), alleges a nurse discriminated during her care. Find out how the court ruled from a legal expert.
Without other information to the contrary, it seems this strike is a result of difficulties between the school nurse, other school employees and their employer. As such, the strike would be seen as an employer-employee abandonment instead of patient abandonment. Read more insights from our legal attorney expert.
A health services coordinator submitted a question about the use of surveillance cameras and privacy issues in school-based clinics. She was concerned about the impact on the privacy of students and staff who seek medical care. Find out which laws apply.
A patient files a 10-count complaint because of a nurse’s and physician’s conduct who treated him in the ED. His allegations included assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress for medication administration. Find out how this case could effect your practice.
After a survey by the state department of public health of a skilled nursing facility, violations of Medicare and Medicaid’s regulations were discovered. These included a failure to protect a resident from abuse and failure to implement adopted policies on abuse/neglect, according to CMS regulations.
A nursing board offered a nurse a reprimand as discipline and a fine of $500. Generally, the types of discipline that can be imposed by a board of nursing include an administrative warning letter, reprimand, probation, suspension and revocation. Find out what effect it will have on her nursing practice if she accepts the offer.
A nurse said her employer charged her with “improper telephone communication" for texting at work. The nurse is concerned about being reported to the state board of nursing by the employer and whether her job is in jeopardy.
An inmate’s allegations against a nurse state a claim against her for deliberate indifference. Whether or not the nurse had the authority to stitch the inmate's wounds or administer pain medication are issues that need further discovery in correctional nursing, court rules.