Can I get my CNA license back if I lost it due to a complaint?

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asked in Registry by Rebecca J.
I lost my West Virginia CNA license in 2009 due to a complaint brought on by another CNA. I was told it was just for a while and I am wondering if enough time has passed.

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answered by Abby Langlois
You didn't give us enough information for a definitive answer. I believe that in the case of a finding of neglect only, a nurse aide may petition the state to remove the finding after the finding has been entered on the registry for one full year. If I remember correctly, you may file a petition to have it removed from your record on the registry, if the finding of neglect was a singular occurrence and your employment and personal history does not reflect a pattern of abusive behavior or neglect.

The WV registry will remove entries for individuals who have performed no nurse aide duties or nursing related services for a period of 24 consecutive months, unless the individual’s registry entry includes documented findings of abuse, neglect, or misappropriation of property.

You should contact your state registry to ask if it is possible to remove the finding at this time. You can find links to all state nurse aide registries and their contact information by using the menus on this page.