A complaint about the practice or behavior of a registered nurse (RN), advanced practice registered nurse (APRN), or licensed practical nurse (LPN) may be filed with the Board of Nursing by anyone:
If you believe a nurse has violated a nursing or nursing-related law or rule, you may report to the Board. Some persons, such as employers, are required to make reports. More detailed information is available in the Reporting obligations section (see related content below).
Every nurse is required to know the state and federal laws and rules which govern nursing practice as well as the standards of practice established by the Board and the nurse's professional association. A nurse's practice and behavior must be safe, competent, ethical and in compliance with applicable laws and rules.
Before sending a complaint to the Board, ask yourself:
Is this nurse's practice or behavior
If a nurse is impaired or unable to practice because of
you may refer the nurse to the Health Professionals Services Program instead of reporting to the Board.
The Board requires a written description of the practice or behavior of the nurse in order to determine if:
the nurse's practice or behavior, if true, is a violation of a law or rule the Board has the authority to enforce.
Provide as much detailed information as possible about the involved nurse(s) and the situation, including
The Board does not accept complaints by electronic mail at this time, but you may download the complaint form (see related content below). Please sign and date the form, attach any materials, and mail them to the address at the top of the form. (Note: You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download and print the form.)
If you need assistance in writing your complaint, contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
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