Occ. Code Section 301.405
Duty of Person Employing Nurse to Report
(a)This section applies only to a person who employs, hires, or contracts for the services of a nurse, including:
(1)a health care facility, including a hospital, health science center, nursing home, or home health agency;
(2)a state agency;
(3)a political subdivision;
(4)a school of nursing; and
(5)a temporary nursing service.
(b)A person that terminates, suspends for more than seven days, or takes other substantive disciplinary action, as defined by the board, against a nurse, or a substantially equivalent action against a nurse who is a staffing agency nurse, because the nurse engaged in conduct subject to reporting shall report in writing to the board:
(1)the identity of the nurse;
(2)the conduct subject to reporting that resulted in the termination, suspension, or other substantive disciplinary action or substantially equivalent action; and
(3)any additional information the board requires.
(c)If a person who makes a report required under Subsection (b) is required under Section 303.0015 (Required Establishment of Nursing Peer Review Committee) to establish a nursing peer review committee, the person shall submit a copy of the report to the nursing peer review committee. The nursing peer review committee shall review the conduct to determine if any deficiency in care by the reported nurse was the result of a factor beyond the nurse’s control. A nursing peer review committee that determines that there is reason to believe that the nurse’s deficiency in care was the result of a factor beyond the nurse’s control shall report the conduct to the patient safety committee at the facility where the reported conduct occurred, or if the facility does not have a patient safety committee, to the chief nursing officer.
(d)Repealed by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 803, Sec. 21(4), eff. September 1, 2007.
(e)The requirement under Subsection (c) that a nursing peer review committee review the nurse and the incident does not subject a person’s administrative decision to discipline a nurse to the peer review process.
(f)Repealed by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 803, Sec. 21(4), eff. September 1, 2007.
(g)Repealed by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 803, Sec. 21(4), eff. September 1, 2007.
(h)Repealed by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 803, Sec. 21(4), eff. September 1, 2007.
Section 301.405 — Duty of Person Employing Nurse to Report,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/OC/htm/OC.301.htm#301.405 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).