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Reporting Recipe: How You Can Investigate Your State’s Oversight of Its Nurses

Nursing boards – and other agencies that oversee such professionals as pharmacists, dentists and mortgage brokers – do not get nearly enough scrutiny. These boards are charged with protecting consumers from unscrupulous or incompetent professionals, but some provide almost no public information about what they do or how they're run. They are sometimes led by ill-qualified political appointees and lack sufficient personnel. But should these boring bureaucracies fail, the implications for your health, finances, and home can be dire.

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