Do Nurses Have to Make Their Home Addresses Public?

  1. I am uncomfortable with that. Do we have options?
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  2. 31 Comments

  3. by   klone
    Of course not. Why would you think that we would?
  4. by   Sun0408
    I'm not sure what you are talking about? My employer knows my address and so does the BON but no one else..
  5. by   AgentBeast
    In Ohio your City of residence is public along with your name and license #, but nothing else.
  6. by   HappyMeNow
    Sorry i'm talking about the nursing boards. I was told that we can be looked up by our name on our state's nursing website?
  7. by   nurturing_angel
    Indiana used to publish your home address with your license information. Not any longer. I am not sure if other states do this or not but I always thought it was a dumb idea and an invasion of my privacy.

  8. by   klone
    Quote from HappyMeNow
    Sorry i'm talking about the nursing boards. I was told that we can be looked up by our name on our state's nursing website?
    You can, but as far as I know, no state board websites will provide your home address. Your state BON has that info, but they don't provide it to the public.
  9. by   Whispera
    however, if someone has your name, it's pretty easy to get your address online, whether an agency posts it or not...
  10. by   Boog'sCRRN246
    Quote from klone
    You can, but as far as I know, no state board websites will provide your home address. Your state BON has that info, but they don't provide it to the public.
    I'm in Florida and on the Department of Health website, there is an area where citizens/consumers can verify a licensed provider. It displays everything - when the license was issued, when it expires, any discipline on file...and address of record. If the address of record for the provider happens to be a home address, then the public has fairly easy access to that information. I'm not saying nurses in Florida have to give their home address, but if one is applying for initial licensure and is not employed, there's not much of a choice as to what address to provide.
  11. by   Marshall1
    I also object to this posting of our information but in Ga and Fla. I know for sure it's done.
  12. by   caliotter3
    When I inquired with the Board in CA, I was told there is a way to block your address being provided to members of the public on your written request. A specific term was used, but I don't remember it. However, I have always distrusted this information. Generally, the public will be provided your address of record. This fact is stated on the application for licensure in CA.
  13. by   klone
    Yikes. I'm glad I've only lived in states where that info is not provided!
  14. by   Sun0408
    Ok, in SC anyone can look up your name and license # along with any actions against you because it is public record. But in SC they do not show your address or any other info.. Just name, license # and if you are in good standing or not..

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