Letter of Concern for Nurses
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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.
Letters of concern can be issued for many nursing violations, including the following:
•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.y1503100299enrot1503100299tases1503100299run@t1503100299catno1503100299c1503100299. 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) and the Portland Business Alliance.