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What to do as the subject of a nursing board complaint

When you decided you wanted to make your living working as a nurse in Kentucky, you probably did so because you have a genuine desire to help others, and you find the nursing field to be particularly rewarding. At Strause Law Group, PLLC, we recognize that you may feel extremely anxious when something potentially threatens your ability to continue working as a nurse, and we have helped many people in your shoes seek out solutions that meet their needs.

According to Minority Nurse, it can prove highly unnerving to find out that someone has filed a complaint against you with your state board of nursing. Unless you fall into a very small group of nurses who have insurance that specifically covers them in the event of a nursing board complaint, your concerns may well be valid, but there are a number of steps you may want to take in an effort to minimize the damage the complaint ultimately does.

First, you should always take any nursing board complaints filed against you extremely seriously. Some nurses, whether because of embarrassment, denial or what have you, choose to ignore nursing board complaints, but this is never a good idea under any circumstances.

Second, you may want to consider enlisting the aid of a third party who can advocate on your behalf while the matter is ongoing. Chances are, you are feeling highly emotional about the whole situation, and in some cases, emotions can cloud judgment and effectively work against you.

Third, you need to pay very close attention to any response deadlines relating to your complaint. Arguably the easiest way you can screw up your case before it even begins is to blow deadlines dictating how long you have to respond to the complaint. You can find out more about professional licensure defense on our webpage.