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Deadly Shooting in Oakland – Possible Nursing Connection

AP is reporting that at least six are dead in a shooting at Oikos University (Note: the link was not working when I tried – the servers may be down), a private Christian College in Oakland, California.  What makes this of interest to nursing is that it is being reported that the shooting may have…

Medscape Article Highlights When Nurses Need to Consider a Lawyer

One of the most common statements I make to potential clients that are wavering when considering hiring me for a nursing board case is that if they don’t hire me, then they need to hire another attorney, preferably an attorney who practices license defense. Few heed this advice and I don’t follow up to check…

Trailblazer is at it Again: Auditing Emergency Room Services

I have attached this notice in it’s entirety because it makes an important point for all Medicare providers – after all, if they are hitting the DOCTORS like thing, what hope do other providers have for doing the “appropriate documentation.”  Here are the highlights – the full text is after the jump: Probe Review Findings…

Reviewing the Rules: The Texas Board of Nursing Reviews its Rules. Part 2 of 3: Rule 224 – Unlicensed Assistive Personnel in Acute Care Settings

Regulatory agencies in Texas are required to review the rules governing their areas of responsibility every four years.  In December, the Board filed the results of its review of three rules – none are the biggest rules, but important in some respects. The second rule reviewed is probably the rule that creates the most controversy…

Reviewing the Rules: The Texas Board of Nursing Reviews its Rules. Part 1 of 3: Rule 220 – The Nursing License Compact

Regulatory agencies in Texas are required to review the rules governing their areas of responsibility every four years.  In December, the Board filed the results of its review of three rules – none are the biggest rules, but important in some respects. First up is the rule that implements the Nursing Licensure Compact, which allows…

Holiday Greetings

Here is to wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday season.  The new year is just around the corner, it will be a bright new year for the Law Office of Marc Meyer and I hope it is to all of you, too!

Not as Many Default Revocations in September at the Texas Board of Nursing

After an astounding 93 default revocations were handed down at the August meeting of the Disciplinary and Eligibility Committee of the Texas Board of Nursing, this month is a “light month” with only 46 defaults this month.  Remember, nurses, the Board requires that you change your address with the Board within 10 days of moving. …

Nurse Staffing and Healthcare Costs: Does a Decrease in Staffing Increase or Decrease the Bottom Line?

In an article posted on HealthLeaders Media website, Rebecca Hendren, an editor with HCPro, Inc., writes that the reflexive slicing of nursing staff in the face of declining revenue may exacerbate the problem when increases in soft costs, non-reimbursable never events and other measures of quality are taken into account.  There is good research out…

Illinois Revokes Licenses of Nurses, Doctors with Felony Convictions. This is Not News to Those of Us who Defend Nurses (and Doctors) in Texas!

There is a certain economics professor I occasionally follow (Brad DeLong) who starts many a post with “Oh, why can’t we have a better press corps?” I think that might be the operative word here . . . What follows is reporting from FoxNews.com regarding six doctors and five nurses who were revoked for being…

Live Blogging the Texas Board of Nursing Meeting: Perils of Live Blogging Edition

Well, the big peril is that you somehow lose you entire afternoon post. . . The long and short of the post was that the Board started with the public comment period, which was consumed by issues related to the proposal for an LVN scope of practice statement by the Board and the pace of…