Last week the Tennessean reported that the Tennessee Board of Nursing refused to discipline a nurse involved in the death of a patient. RaDonda Vaught made a medication error while she was employed at Vanderbilt Hospital which resulted in the death of a patient. Ms. Vaught faces criminal charges for reckless homicide but still has her Tennessee nursing license.
Your first clue of an impending case before the Tennessee Board of Nursing is when you get a call or visit from an investigator from The Tennessee Department of Health. What should you do? Should you talk to them? Should you call a lawyer that handles cases before the Board of Nursing?