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How to Manage a Complaint (and Protect Your Nursing License!)

How to Manage a Complaint (and Protect Your Nursing License!)

Don't let a complaint end in license revocation...

Tania Khadder

3. Have Professional Liability Insurance

This is an action you need take before you run into any trouble – and preferably, as soon as you begin your practice. If you wait until a complaint has already been filed against you, it’ll be too late.

Often, nurses assume liability insurance only covers large malpractice suits. And given that they’re unlikely to ever be called in such a case, they forgo it all together.

But what they don’t realize is that nurses are more likely to face a licensure issue, and that often, professional liability insurance will cover that too.

And then, if a complaint is filed against you, your provider will help you source an attorney and cover the cost.

A hundred dollars a year is a small price to pay for that kind of peace of mind.

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