Occ. Code Section 301.402
Mandatory Report by Nurse
(a)Repealed by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 803, Sec. 21(3), eff. September 1, 2007.
(b)A nurse shall report to the board in the manner prescribed under Subsection (d) if the nurse has reasonable cause to suspect that:
(1)another nurse has engaged in conduct subject to reporting; or
(2)the ability of a nursing student to perform the services of the nursing profession would be, or would reasonably be expected to be, impaired by chemical dependency.
(c)Repealed by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 803, Sec. 21(3), eff. September 1, 2007.
(d)A report by a nurse under Subsection (b) must:
(1)be written and signed; and
(2)include the identity of the nurse or student and any additional information required by the board.
(e)Instead of reporting to the board under Subsection (b), a nurse may make a report required under:
(1)Subsection (b)(1) to a nursing peer review committee under Chapter 303 (Nursing Peer Review); or
(2)Subsection (b)(2) to the nursing educational program in which the student is enrolled.
(f)A person may not suspend or terminate the employment of, or otherwise discipline, discriminate against, or retaliate against, a person who:
(1)reports in good faith under this section; or
(2)advises a nurse of the nurse’s rights and obligations under this section.
(g)A violation of Subsection (f) is subject to Section 301.413 (Retaliatory Action).
Section 301.402 — Mandatory Report by Nurse,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/OC/htm/OC.301.htm#301.402 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).