Help!!! How Much Should The Public Know

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    HI I AM A NURSING STUDENT 9WEEKS LEFT DOING ANOTHER DEBATE FOR CLASS ON HOW MUCH KNOWLEDGE SHOULD THE PUBLIC BE ABLE TO GET FROM THE DOH. I CAN GO ON THE WEBSITE AND PULL UP YOUR ADDRESS, FULL NAME, ANY DISCIPLINES AND YOUR LICENSE NUMBER. SHOULD ALL OF THAT BE PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP AND TIME FOR MY A IN THIS CLASS.
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    sure, i dont see any reason why they shouldnt. Besides we are working directly with the public.
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    I don't think license numbers should be made public. There have been cases of fraud when a nurse or even non-nurse hijacked innocent people's license numbers and used them to obtain fake licenses in different states.
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    What does DOH stand for?
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    DOH = Dept of Health

    I'm interested in knowing the original poster's thoughts on the subject.

    I personally don't think my address should be available to any idiot who happens to have my last name. Yeah, it's in the phone book, too, but I have the option of being unlisted in the phone book.

    The fact that I am licensed should be enough information for the lay public. My number shouldn't be out there.

    I guess working psych makes me more sensitive to this.
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    With the constant threats of identity theft, & disgruntled people or stalkers-
    No all that info should not be readily accessible to the public.
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    Quote from Nurse Ratched
    DOH = Dept of Health

    I'm interested in knowing the original poster's thoughts on the subject.

    I personally don't think my address should be available to any idiot who happens to have my last name. Yeah, it's in the phone book, too, but I have the option of being unlisted in the phone book.

    The fact that I am licensed should be enough information for the lay public. My number shouldn't be out there.

    I guess working psych makes me more sensitive to this.

    I agree. I don't see why it would be necessary for that information to be available to the general public. Not only is my safety and privacy an issue, but that of my family also.
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    doh stands for the department of health.
    by the way thanks for replying
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    i think that the public should only be priveleged to any disciplines on file but other than that i do not want anyone being able to find out where i live, and my license number. I feel that it is a great invasion of privacy and for example if my ex is stalking me he can find my address there and come kill me. so i do not agree with all the public knowledge.

    by the way thanks for anyone who has replied to me
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    Does XYZ have a current, valid nursing license in this state: Yes or No?

    That is the ONLY information the public has a right to. They do not need my address, my phone number, or my license number. If anyone thinks they have a right to this info, please tell me why they would EVER need it?
    Last edit by RN4NICU on Aug 26, '04


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