In-active Nurses, Nurse Refreshers and all active Nurses: Please email, call, or mail your local representative to vote for HB 575 which adds Patient Advocacy Protections for Nurses. One of the things this bill will do is create the role of a Nurse Advocate. This is a much needed role in all the facilities. This person will be educated and certifed by TNA to go back to the hospitals and educate and assist nurses with knowing their options like when to invoke Safe Harbor, the process for doing Safe Harbor, the process of Incident Based and Safe Harbor Peer Review, their rights, etc. It is good for nursing and good for the patients we are caring for. For more info go to The Texas Nurses Association website www.texasnurses.org and especially read about the case of the nurses that were criminally charged for reporting a physican's poor practices. This happened in Winkler County. It takes numbers to make things happen. Join your local nursing association today! One person can make a difference!