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Ricketts signs nurse whistleblower law

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Posted at 2:50 PM, Apr 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-06 15:50:18-04
Nurses in Nebraska now have new whistleblower protections.
 
Governor Pete Ricketts signed a bill Wednesday that bans retaliation against nurses who file complaints with the state.  It also guarantees confidentiality for nurses even if their allegations become public record.
 
The issue surfaced last year after two nurses complained the Department of Heath and Human Services disclosed their names to supervisors after they filed complaints alleging unethical behavior.