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  1. My Mom Is Telling People That She Is A Lpn And I Know This To Be Not True, She Gives Medical Advise And Im Afraid That She Will Hurt Someone By Giving Medical Advice, I Went To The Tenessee Secretary Of State Web Page, But I Dont Know Where To Look To Get Proof That She Has Never Been A Nurse


    I KNOW MY MOM IS A C.M.T, BUT SHE IS TELLING PEOPLE THAT SHE IS A R.N. OR A L.P.N SHE HAS PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS AND ALL I NEED IS SOMEONE FROM TENNESEE TO PLEASE TELL ME WHAT GOVERNMENT OFFICE KEEPS THE INFO THAT I NEEED
    Last edit by sirI on Apr 3, '07 : Reason: remove personal information - members may contact via private message and/or posting on thread - merged duplicate posts
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  3. by   DutchgirlRN
    Quote from PIPER3268
    My Mom Is Telling People That She Is A Lpn And I Know This To Be Not True, She Gives Medical Advise And Im Afraid That She Will Hurt Someone By Giving Medical Advice, I Went To The Tenessee Secretary Of State Web Page, But I Dont Know Where To Look To Get Proof That She Has Never Been A Nurse
    Here's where you need to check: http://www2.state.tn.us/health/licensure/index.htm You don't have to enter a license number to search. Enter name, city, state and then select LPN from the drop down professions list and then hit search. If you know her SSN you could try here also: http://www2.state.tn.us/health/AbuseRegistry/index.html

    I don't know how reasonable your Mom is to talk to but firstly she should not be giving medical advice whether or not she is actually a nurse be it LPN or RN. Giving medical advice is foolish as well as dangerous and is better left to the individuals physician.

    She needs to understand that if she is not a nurse she can be prosecuted and fined for using the protected title "nurse". It's against the law in Tennessee and many other states.
    Last edit by DutchgirlRN on Apr 3, '07
  4. by   tnbutterfly
    Quote from PIPER3268
    My Mom Is Telling People That She Is A Lpn And I Know This To Be Not True, She Gives Medical Advise And Im Afraid That She Will Hurt Someone By Giving Medical Advice, I Went To The Tenessee Secretary Of State Web Page, But I Dont Know Where To Look To Get Proof That She Has Never Been A Nurse


    I KNOW MY MOM IS A C.M.T, BUT SHE IS TELLING PEOPLE THAT SHE IS A R.N. OR A L.P.N SHE HAS PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS AND ALL I NEED IS SOMEONE FROM TENNESEE TO PLEASE TELL ME WHAT GOVERNMENT OFFICE KEEPS THE INFO THAT I NEEED
    Here is the Tennessee Law that addresses fraudulent use of LPN/RN designation.
    63-7-120. Violations and penalties. --
    (a) It is a Class B misdemeanor for any person, corporation or association to:
    (1) Sell or fraudulently obtain or furnish any nursing diploma, license or record, or aid or abet therein;
    (2) Practice nursing as defined by this chapter under cover of any diploma, license or record illegally or fraudulently obtained or assigned or issued unlawfully or under fraudulent representation;
    (3) Practice nursing as defined by this chapter unless duly licensed to do so under the provisions of this chapter;
    (4) Use in connection with the person's name any designation tending to imply that the person is a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse unless duly licensed so to practice under the provisions of this chapter;
    (5) Practice nursing during the time the person's license issued under the provisions of this chapter is suspended or revoked;
    (6) Conduct a school of nursing or a program for the training of practical nurses unless the school or program has been approved by the board; or
    (7) Otherwise violate any provisions of this chapter.
    (b) Legal procedure in prosecution of violations of this section shall be in accordance with general statutes.
  5. by   PIPER3268
    i just talked to the nurses board and my mom has never been a lpn and i found out the truth she was a cna only thanks to all that helped me:spin:

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