Filing a complaint question

  1. If a complaint has been filed how long would it take for the board of nursing to contact me? Not sure if a passed employer filed one or not but it has been 8 months and I would have thought I would've heard something by now if they had. Any info would be helpful. Thanks...
  2. Visit Randomnurse3 profile page

    About Randomnurse3, BSN, RN

    Joined: Nov '10; Posts: 115; Likes: 212


  3. by   Big Blondie
    It took about 18 months for me to hear.
  4. by   Randomnurse3
    Can I ask what state do you live in? Why would it take so long ?
  5. by   SpankedInPittsburgh
    I self report I have no idea
  6. by   Randomnurse3
    Maybe I worded my question wrong. What I'm asking is if my past employer filed a complaint on me with the board of nursing how long would it take for the board of nursing to contact me and let me know I was under investigation.
  7. by   Big Blondie
    texas. Slow process.
  8. by   Big Blondie
    I was reported and that's how long it took.
  9. by   Randomnurse3
    So were you able to work during that time? During the 18 months before they contacted you?
  10. by   wondern
    What kind of complaint?
  11. by   catsmeow1972
    It depends on if the is something going on that would be definitively board reportable. In some diversion cases, I have heard of facilities that will simply tell a person to report to thier states program and terminate them. They've sufficed thier duty to report and that's that. Others are not quite that kind.
    My thought is that if were regarding something that is not provable (3rd hand hearsay, pt complaint with no real evidence) it would have been either an empty threat or the board looked at it and shrugged.
    If there is a definite issue there that you know is a reportable offense, it's likely they'll get to you eventually. It takes time as folks above have stated.
  12. by   Forest2
    My guess is that it depends on the severity of the transgression.
  13. by   tiffpritRN
    I'm in Mississippi . I self reported and it took only 2 months for a BON investigator to contact me. Now it's been 2 years and I haven't heard anything back from the investigator. ??? Go figure. Maybe there wasn't enough evidence to do anything. Wishful thinking uh? Lol. Part of me wants to call the BON and ask but on the other hand I think I will just let it go. Time will tell. I have a dialysis job now that I have had for a year and a half and I was honest with my case manager about the BON and she was okay with it, thank God!
  14. by   SpankedInPittsburgh
    Yeah Tiff I don't think I'd kick that mangy dog. Let em sleep with luck maybe he will die.