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Legislator facing TBI probe says suspended nurses' constitutional rights were violated

July 27th, 2011 6:27 am by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — State Rep. Tony Shipley said Tuesday night the license suspension process of three nurses last year by the Tennessee Board of Nursing “offended me constitutionally.”

Shipley told a Kingsport Tea Party group he advocated for those nurses because their constitutional rights were violated.

“They had exhausted all their finances,” Shipl e y, R-Kingsport, said of nurse practitioners Bobby Reynolds II, Tina Killebrew and David Stout Jr. “They had exhausted all their means. They had nowhere to turn to.”

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