Credentialing & Privileging

Trial date set for nurse who reported physician to Texas Medical Board

Credentialing Resource Center Insider, February 4, 2010

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Dear readers,

Over the past year, one of the most popular news stories on the Credentialing Resource Center blog focused on two nurses from West Texas who face criminal charges after reporting a physician to the Texas Medical Board. No doubt this story caught the attention of MSPs because of the unexpected consequences stemming from an anonymous report sent to the medical board by nurses; it’s the type of anonymous report that could have been filed by anyone in a hospital, including MSPs.

Earlier this week, prosecutors dismissed the charges against Vicki Galle, RN (the felony indictment on her record will remain), but will begin the trial against Anne Mitchell, RN, on Monday, February 8.

Although all of the details of the case have not been made public, the Texas Medical Board and the Texas Nurses Association both support the nurses’ actions and believe they acted in good faith.

Whistleblower cases are always filled with controversy and learning opportunities, and this one is no different. Continue to visit the Credentialing Resource Center blog for the latest news about the case, and leave your comments about the issues at hand.

Sincerely,
Emily Berry
Associate editor



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