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Letter of Concern for Nurses

We can help you defend your nursing license! Call (503) 232-9280 for a complimentary legal consultation, in which we can discuss your situation and the possible outcomes.

When someone files a complaint with the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN), the allegation automatically triggers an investigation by an OSBN investigator.

If the OSBN finds that a nursing violation has been committed, but that the violation wasn’t egregious or the OSBN can’t prove the violation, it may issue a “letter of concern” to the nurse.

A letter of concern from the OSBN is not a disciplinary action, and therefore is not a matter of public record.

However, while it may seem like a letter of concern isn’t a big deal, it truly can cast a shadow on your nursing career. A letter of concern establishes a “history” with the OSBN.  If you were to get a second allegation filed against you, the OSBN might take the letter of concern into consideration when deciding on disciplinary sanctions.

Often, a letter of concern is the best result (in lieu of a reprimand or probation), but an even better outcome is an outright dismissal.

Letters of concern can be issued for many nursing violations, including:
•patient abandonment
•lying or falsifying documents
•expired nursing license
•failure to complete continuing education

If you have received notice of a violation from the Oregon nursing board, please contact us immediately, (503) 232-9280, or e-mail moc.y1490533507enrot1490533507tases1490533507run@t1490533507catno1490533507c1490533507.  In your free consultation with Kevin Keaney, an experienced nurse’s attorney, we can discuss your unique situation and talk through your options.

Please note: The Keaney law firm is located in Portland, and we provide legal services to nurses in Oregon and Washington. Kevin Keaney is a member of TAANA (The American Association of Nurse Attorneys).