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Hundreds of Texas Registered Nurses March on Capitol Thursday to Demand Lifesaving Patient Safety Improvements
Date:11/12/2008

dvocates, which in practice can mean standing up to doctors, hospital executives, insurance representatives, or others. This ethical obligation and practice ensures that all care is provided in the exclusive interests of patients, and not based on budgetary considerations.

Texas law does not currently guarantee this obligation for RNs, nor does it provide strong whistle-blower protections for RNs who do stand up to unsafe care for their patients. The Safe Harbor law severely burdens and interferes with RN independent professional practice responsibility, endangering Texas patients. The Texas Patient Protection Act would remedy this.

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The National Nurses Organizing Committee, founded by the California Nurses Association in 2005, today represents 80,000 RNs in 50 states, making it the largest and fastest-growing association of direct-care RNs in the nation. Learn more at http://www.calnurses.org


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