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Nurse acquitted following trial for filing complaint with medical board

January/February 2010 When Anne Mitchell, a registered nurse at Winkler County Memorial Hospital in Kermit, Texas, decided to file an anonymous complaint about a physician with the state medical board last April, the last thing she expected was to be arrested, lose her job, and find herself charged with a third-degree felony. But in a turn of events that different professional licensing experts have called "bizarre," "absurd," "unprecedented," and "outrageous," that's exactly what happened.

January/February 2010

When Anne Mitchell, a registered nurse at Winkler County Memorial Hospital in Kermit, Texas, decided to file an anonymous complaint about a physician with the state medical board last April, the last thing she expected was to be arrested, lose her job, and find herself charged with a third-degree felony. But in a turn of events that different professional licensing experts have called "bizarre," "absurd," "unprecedented," and "outrageous," that's exactly what happened.

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