Someone signing "RN" when they are not

  1. I had a friend call today who works at an Assisted Living Center here in town and her supervisor is not a nurse.
    The supervisor today signed a doctor's order as John Smith, RN and she does not and has never had a nursing license.

    We live in Michigan, and I wondering who she can report this to?

    This woman has been investigated before and covered her tracks, but the employee today watched her sign it, made a copy and wants to report her to the State. Where can she report this to so that the correct person investigates the information?

    Thanks in advance!
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  2. 19 Comments

  3. by   ItsTheDude
    the state board of nursing.
  4. by   Anisettes
    I would say the Michigan state BON would be the first place.
  5. by   Reigen
    Contact the State Board of Nursing in your State, and if there is a "copy" of that paper be sure to include that along with the forms to fill out.
  6. by   klone
    MI board of nursing
  7. by   FowLaf24/7
    If you have seen the signature in person with the initials... Report her again!
  8. by   NurseNinaFla
    She's in BIG trouble!
  9. by   313RN
    In Michigan it's the Michigan Department of Community Health, Bureau of Health Professions that adminstrates nursing licenses.

    This link has numbers to their licensing and investigations divisions: http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,...189---,00.html

    If all else fails, contact the Michigan State Police. I'm sure they'll have some ideas.

    Please make the calls. That person needs to be crushed.

  10. by   SweettartRN
    Actually, I am not the one who witnessed it. A friend who works as a CNA/Med Tech did and she was asking me what to do, so I posed the question to the lovely people here.

    Apparently the woman who did this has done it before, got her butt covered the last time by her corporate offices, but this time the friend wants to go directly to the State.

    Do not pass go, do not collect $200. People like this really make me mad. I worked so hard to get my licensed and to hear and see about this makes me want to get ill.
  11. by   ghillbert
    Why is the doctor giving orders to a non-RN?
  12. by   cherrybreeze
    Quote from ghillbert
    Why is the doctor giving orders to a non-RN?
    If she's misrepresenting herself to sign it, I'd guess he doesn't know he isn't.
  13. by   ghillbert
    You'd think the dr would know who is the non-nursing supervisor at the facility.
  14. by   rngolfer53
    Quote from ghillbert
    You'd think the dr would know who is the non-nursing supervisor at the facility.
    A bit of an optimist, are you?

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