Alaska Statutes Sec. 08.68.279 - Whistleblower Protection for Nurses Concerning Delegated Duties

An employer may not discharge, threaten, or otherwise discriminate against a nurse employed by the employer regarding the nurse's compensation, terms, conditions, location, or privileges of employment for the nurse's refusal to perform a task involving nursing care delegated to the nurse by the nurse's superior if

(1) the nurse alleges that the task was improperly delegated;

(2) the nurse reports the attempted improper delegation to the Board of Nursing within 24 hours after the attempted delegation was made; and

(3) the Board of Nursing finds that the task was improperly delegated.

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