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Whistleblowers Have Rights, Too

I just picked up this story from Outpatient Surgery

Apparently, a sheriff in Winkler County, Texas decided to punish two nurses who complained about his physician friend. The nurses had filed an anonymous complaint about a variety of questionable practices by the physician.   When the shreiff discovered who had filed the complaint, he charged the nurses with “misuse of medical information.”

The sheriff now faces jail time and a $6,000 fine.

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