Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Why Does the Board of Nursing Have to Post Those Names?

As a part of the executive branch of the government, the Texas Board of Nursing is subject to the open record laws. Any time the Board takes formal action, whether it be stipulations on a license, revocation or suspension, or the filing of formal charges, the Board must make the information public. This is the case with any regulatory agency, unless they have a provision in their laws allowing for private actions. It could be worse, in Hawaii the Nursing Board's actions are published in the local newspaper!

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