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It's Hard to Lose Your Nursing License in New York State


A WNYC-Pro Publica investigation finds New York lags behind other states when it comes to disciplining nurses who are incompetent or even commit crimes.

Hear to explain why: Daniela Porat, New York Times reporter.

NY disciplines nurses much less frequently than other states. @d_porat et al investigate https://t.co/7yZcQqwsU9pic.twitter.com/JjWyLnL1Tk

— Robert Gebeloff (@gebeloffnyt) April 7, 2016

Nurses are asked to disclose criminal record in job applications. Hiring party rarely looks into it, says @d_porat.

— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) April 8, 2016

@BrianLehrer Even funeral directors in NY are required to get CEUs to maintain their license, and no one dies if they goof up.

— Michelle CarterVerna (@TheMcVerna) April 8, 2016


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 2016-04-08  20m