[ Wednesday, October 05, 2011 ]


Kermit (Winkler County), Texas Update: If you followed the Winkler County case at all, this is a pretty interesting denouement: Two nurses in this small west Texas town filed a complaint against the local doctor. It was obvious that there was a clash of personalities and a personal feud going on. But the doctor got his pal the local prosecutor to file charges against the nurses for improperly disclosing PHI in filing the complaints with the Medical Board. That backfired -- the nurses were acquitted, and the doctor and prosecutor both wound up being charged with misconduct. The prosecutor was found guilty of Misuse of Official Information, Official Oppression, and Retaliation. Apparently his prediliction for prostitutes became part of the case.

Jeff [8:44 AM]

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