As a medical professional, you are well aware of the importance of maintaining the privacy of your patients. In fact, confidentiality is such a critical part of patient care that there are federal laws that regulate the storage, access and transmission of patient records. Most of those regulations are found in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Nurses devote their careers to helping people, but nurses in Arizona also bear scrutiny from multiple sources, including doctors, patients, patients' families, and the Arizona State Board of Nursing. While the board is certainly there to protect patients, the board is generally not on the side of nurses when allegations of professional misconduct arise. That is why it is important to retain a lawyer if your professional license is ever at risk.