A group of Minnesota legislators had a meeting last month to determine if there a problem in the background checking system for state nurses. The investigation began after a series of reports criticized the Minnesota Nursing Board for how it handled nurses with a history of misconduct.
According to recent media investigative reports, there is a pattern of employing nurses with criminal histories, such as nurses with prescription pill drug addictions, many of whom have stolen medication from the patients they are tasked with caring for. Families with loved ones under nursing care have criticized what appears to be a climate of leniency for previous criminal offenders.
In 2012, Minnesota had more than 116,000 licensed nurses. There were 76 suspension and three revocations.
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