Thursday, July 21, 2011

Under the Bus?

IS there an effort of some kind to throw two Republican legislators under the bus?:

The fact that the nurses in the case were cleared of wrongdoing and their records restored as they had been before they were accused has been reported to be solely due to the actions of State Representatives Dale Ford (R-Jonesborough) and Tony Shipley (R-Kingsport). However, considering that the case of Reynolds, Stout, and Killebrew had supposedly been one that had been seen to involve the deaths of two hospital patients, it is highly unlikely that Tennessee Commissioner of Health Susan Cooper had not been aware of the original decision by the Board of Nursing to rescind the licenses of the three, and far more importantly of efforts that were underway to exonerate the three and clear their records. While Cooper and her office are far from immune to pressure from the General Assembly, the Tennessee Department of Health is an executive agency, and Commissioner Cooper was appointed to her post by Governor Bill Haslam, and in law and fact answers to Haslam and serves at his pleasure.

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At Thursday, July 21, 2011 8:23:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for offering this means of communication. It is just the appropriate meansof communication to get information out to the public that can normally be smothered by media.

Gov. Haslam's statement is extremely interesting, as I happen to know that two days before the nurses were completely exonerated, the Governor sent his close, office representative to the legistature Dale Kelley to Ford's office along with the Commissioner of the Dept. of Health to fix the problem.
Odd now that he is denying any knowledge and "throwing" Reps. Dale and Tony to the wolves as possibly pressuring the reversal.



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