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Nurses are overstepping their authority because there is a shortage of doctors. They fear the consequences...

MedExpress Team

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Published Nov. 9, 2023 09:19

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Prison staff nurses have been required to rule on whether a convict is fit for transportation. They are concerned that by stepping into the authority of doctors, they may be overstepping their authority. Moreover, this violates the prisoner's right to be examined by a doctor beforehand.

RPO Marcin Wiącek asked Director General of the Prison Service Gen. Insp. Jacek Kitlinski for his position on the issue. 

The RPO's office is conducting an investigation into the performance of reserved for physicians, i.e., transport acceptances of a convict by female nurse officers. As indicated by those concerned, according to the transport instructions in effect in prisons, nurses were required to p...

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