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Nurse misconduct

Reporting to the Board of Registration in Nursing

Who must report


What to report

You directly observed another nurse engaged in:

  1. Abuse of a patient
  2. Practice of nursing while impaired by substance abuse, or
  3. Diversion of controlled substances.

For important information on what qualifies as reportable conduct and what information to include in your report, see the Board’s Guideline for Compliance with the Standard of Conduct at 244 CMR 9.03(26).

How to report

Submit a signed, written report to Executive Director of the Board of Registration in Nursing.


Board of Registration in Nursing
239 Causeway Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02114
Phone: 1-800-414-0168 or 617-973-0900
Fax: 617-973-0984


244 CMR § 9.03(26)