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Nurses indicted for reporting doctor's malpractice to licensing board

Two nurses who lodged a complaint with the Texas Medical Board were indicted for "misuse of information" this week, because they included in their (confidential) complaint the medical records of several patients whose names had been redacted from the records.  While the ten patients' records did include patient numbers, no patients were identified and the licensing board's activities are entirely confidential, meaning there was no risk that the patients' confidential records would be disclosed in any broader venue.  Over the objections of the licensing authority and the Texas Nursing Association, local authorities and the hospital have chosen to attempt a prosecution charging the nurses with a felony, simply for acting to advocate for patient safety. 

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