Nurse Threatens to Fire Nursing Home Staff if They Report Care Issues to the State

As reported by the Associated Press, A nurse has been acquitted on a misdemeanor charge after she allegedly tried to interfere with a state inspection at a nursing home where she worked. Prosecutors had charged the woman with attempting to interfere with state inspections at the facility.

State officials say the former director of nursing acknowledged telling other employees that they would be fired if they reported quality-of-care concerns directly to state inspectors, rather than to her, the administrator or the home's corporate owners.

It has now been ruled that she had not interfered with a state investigation because when the woman threatened to fire the workers, there was no pending state investigation into the home. The nurse no longer works at the facility, but no action was taken against her license. For more, read the story.


Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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