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A nearly packed Minnesota House committee room greeted state Nursing Board officials Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, as lawmakers discussed recent media reports about lack of nurse discipline. FORUM NEWS SERVICE | Don Davis

Minnesota Nursing Board seeks more investigative power

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ST. PAUL – State regulators may treat nurses too leniently, a key Minnesota senator said Wednesday after a legislative committee meeting looked into nurse discipline issues.


Sen. Kathy Sheran, DFL-Mankato, a nurse herself, said she is concerned that the Minnesota Nursing Board leans too far toward nurses when deciding if they violate state laws and rules.

“I intend to be a little tougher on license holders,” Sheran said.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.