Nurse Whistleblower Could Face Jail Time

A Texas nurse reported that a doctor was practicing bad medicine, but she is now facing jail time.  The prosecutors allege nurse Anne Mitchell Mitchell has a history of making “inflammatory comments: about Dr. Rolando G. Arafiles, Jr.  Nurse Mitchell says that she has an obligation to report Dr. Arafiles to the Texas Medical Board, especially after she witnessed a pattern of “improper prescribing and surgical procedures.” 

Nurse Mitchell’s lawyer says she should be afforded protection under the state whistleblower protection laws.