Concerned about this and other sites - page 2

I haven't been around lately and would like to take the time to say "Happy New Year." While browsing the web I came across a website which encourages many in the public to get information on nurses.... Read More

  1. by   ProfRN4
    Quote from mgallant
    guess I'm lucky, i'm not on there...but will keep checking ot make sure...i know i am on the state board site
    No fair!! How come you're not on there? :chuckle
  2. by   Pattiecake
    Hey, I just tried, and I'm not there either. Came up with a "no matches found" Must mean I'm too good for them????:chuckle :chuckle
  3. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    I guess I missed something important, because I couldn't find the place to get the free report either, although there was a little banner that said you could get one free report a year. Then all the stuff about the basic report was 12 something, the premium one was 25 something (quoting from memory and likely wrong about the amounts).....

    and then there was the "build your own" for $9 and up.

    Build your own?

    Like, create your own report?

    Come on.

    Seems like if you got blackballed, i.e., with the list they use here in Texas, you should be able to sue somebody.

    I thought we had the court system and the BON/BRN's for keeping our ranks clean.

    There needs to be a for profit collecting info it couldn't possibly also investigate?

    If there is HIPPA for patients, there needs to be something similar for nurses (and other professionals). Too often I've seen some creep squeak through and continue to be licensed, and good people cross somebody (often unawares) and get jammed.
  4. by   CCU NRS
    My name didn't come up on Nurse finder but when I went under disciplinary reports I found it. I also loked at the sample report which gives address, name type of license and any disciplinary actions, the sample shows a doctor John Smith

    License related actions and items, including disciplinary actions, sanctions, consent orders, consent agreements, dismissals, non-disciplinary communications, advisory letters and other licensing information.
    License Action # 1


    Comments: BOARD FINDING: DISHONORABE, UNETHICAL OR UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT WHICH IS LIKELY TO DECEIVE, DEFRAUD OR HARM THE PUBLIC OR ANY MEMBER THEREOF. BOARD ACTION: LICENSE PLACED IN A PROBATIONARY STATUS FOR TWO YEARS BEGINNING JANUARY 20, 2003, WITH CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS AND LIMITATIONS. COURT ACTION: DR. SMITH HAS FILED AN APPEAL OF THE BOARD'S ACTION IN THE CIRCUIT COURT AND HAS OBTAINED A STAY OF THE BOARD'S ACTION DURING THE APPEAL PROCEEDING.

    It also lists year of birth, year of license
  5. by   Dplear
    I paid the 9 bucks and got my report....It just shows where I have been licensed and when and past county of residence. It also has a section to show if you have had any action taken against you by any board. All this is public domain info that can be gotten for free from all state boards. It does not give your license number or current address. A compnay is just making money off of public domain info.

    Dave
  6. by   ProfRN4
    Quote from Dplear
    I paid the 9 bucks and got my report....It just shows where I have been licensed and when and past county of residence. It also has a section to show if you have had any action taken against you by any board. All this is public domain info that can be gotten for free from all state boards. It does not give your license number or current address. A compnay is just making money off of public domain info.

    Dave
    Thanks for paying the 9 bucks, so now we know what's on there. After I looked for myself, I checked a friend. First it said 'no matches' then I realized, the default profession is 'doctor', so make sure you have the right profession.

    Did it list each job you held?
  7. by   Dplear
    It does not list any jobs at all. It is all just public domain info that is gotten from each state board.

    Dave
  8. by   P_RN
    I just came across this thread forgive me for dredging it up. I entered 3 names, 1- an RN I know who has been disciplined for med error leading to patient death, 2-an LPN friend who died in 2003 and 3-me. It showed nothing on the first 2, in fact it had updated my friend 2 months after she died. On mine it gave where I live and that is scarey because the state board usually doesn't release any address.

    Scarey world we live in.
  9. by   Brita01
    Have you ever tried looking yourself up on the internet white pages? Not only can someone see your phone number and address, but they can get a map and directions to your house.
  10. by   LPN1974
    Those of you who said it didn't come up with any info on you.....
    There's a button you click that says "more info".
    I clicked on it, and it gave the city, county, I live in, and my nursing classification.
    I put in my supervisor's name and it came up with her also.
    To get more info after that, you have to make a purchase, so does that mean I could purchase info on my supervisor?
    It says you can get credit histories, and on the sample copy there was a place for your SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER!!!!!
    I try to be very protective of my social security number.....that's where someone can steal your identity and everything that belongs to you.
    This is very scary indeed.

    Also, there's a place where you can create a PROFILE...............???
    I don't know that I would want to do that!
    Wouldn't that be giving them more information about you into their database?
    You have no idea what they do with the information you give them.
    Last edit by LPN1974 on Jan 24, '05
  11. by   Elenaster
    I wonder if the state you are licensed in has anything to do with it? I typed in several people, including myself, and came up with nothing.
  12. by   humiliated
    I saw my name on the site as well. I think I will be contacting my state board of nursing to see if this site is legal and see if they are able to obtain what info the site discloses about you.
  13. by   SICU Queen
    Okay, well that's just scary. I located myself quite easily. I'm curious about how much info is in those "reports." Talk about an invasion of privacy. Just because I'm an RN doesn't give the general public the right to have my home address.

    Yikes...

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