**Alert**Our Right to Privacy as nurses??? - page 3

I am not sure if anyone has discussed this before but I think this needs action from us all.... I just went to the Secretary of State website to find out the status of my license and realized I... Read More

  1. by   txnurse317
    Thank goodness all Texas lists is name, city, and zip. It does list the expiration date, date of licensure, and disciplinary actions if any.
  2. by   RedSox33RN
    NH also lists the license number and exp date, and will detail any disciplinary action taken on your license.

    We try so hard to protect ourselves, I can't imagine the BON in some state just throwing that all away and putting names and addresses out there. I'd be furious.
  3. by   GatorNurse84
    I looked up myself, and it has my full name (First, middle, and last), my license number, and my home address. What's next? My driver's license number and social security? Anyone from Florida know how/if I can change my info so that my address doesn't show? Or put the address of my work?
  4. by   rjflyn
    Quote from Tweety
    In Florida we're allowed to use our employer as our home address. I didn't know that until recently and will be doing that the next time I renew.

    Tweety you dont have to wait to renew you can change it any time online.

    Rj
  5. by   grace90
    Michigan just lists our town and zip code.
  6. by   MemphisOBRNC
    TN must have recently changed. Today, only name, city, state and zip came up. In the past, the complete home address was there and years ago, your BIRTHDAY was listed!
  7. by   jpribble
    In IA you have to have a license number to proceed into the verification area, then very basic information is given. I am told that not so long ago all was revealed though!
  8. by   sam12
    Wow? This is scary. Somebody can get in "big" trouble.
    Last edit by VickyRN on Aug 17, '06
  9. by   nurse1995
    i just checked for my license, in the state of Pa. they have my town and state where i live, listed next to my name and the status of my license, you are right, any crackpot can find out where you live! I just went to the portal and i only had to list my last and first name , and, viola! there everything was! from my graduate licence number to my professional number!:angryfire What happened to our right to privacy? I agree.
  10. by   MemphisOBRNC
    Not only can you find out information on nurses, it's ANY licensed person! Cosmetologist, EMT, Accupuncturist, Vet. Tech etc. This is exactly why our hospital has allowed certain departments to take our last name off our badge: ER, ICU and L&D.
  11. by   1st edition
    Where on the Secretary of State website can you verify license? I can't find the link for WA
  12. by   Plagueis
    Quote from MemphisOBRNC
    Not only can you find out information on nurses, it's ANY licensed person! Cosmetologist, EMT, Accupuncturist, Vet. Tech etc. This is exactly why our hospital has allowed certain departments to take our last name off our badge: ER, ICU and L&D.
    This is the same for CNAs, too, at least in this state. Last year when I checked my name in the state registry to see what would come up (I had just received my certification), it had my name and town listed. I am going to check again today to see what comes up. I know that many news reports encourage the general public to look up their healthcare provider's information in order to see if they have any disciplinary actions against them, or whether they have been sued for malpractice, or even if they are actually licensed by the state. I don't see how listing a home address is relevant to this.
  13. by   softstorms
    I am an LPN in S.C. and I did a search to find myself. I could find my state and city, but not my address. This does not say much, as I receive a lot of snail mail with my home address on it. Offers of jobs and educational oppertunities that i know can come only from my address for my license.

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