The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) sends individual correspondence to nurses to the address of record. Such correspondence is personalized and includes official letters and notifications. These notices from BON often require a response from the licensee. For example, a Complaint Notice and deadline to respond is sent to the nurse's official address of record with the BON.
All Texas nurses and applicants for licensure must notify the Board in writing within 10 days of a change of address and provide the new address and his or her license number. Also, nurses and applicants must notify the Board in writing within ten days of a name change by submitting a legal document reflecting the name change. 22 Tex. Admin. Code § 217.7.
A change of address may be completed via e-mail, faxed, or hard mailed to the BON. The following information must be provided for the change of address to be processed:
- Full Name
- Nursing License Number or last four digits of your Social Security Number
- Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY)
- Old or Previous Address for identification purposes
- New Address
For more information on how to submit a change of address with the BON click here.
Failure to maintain an updated address with the BON can lead to adverse action against your nursing license, including suspension or revocation by default for failure to respond.
It is important to note that receiving mass mail from the BON is not proof that your proper address is on file. When the BON sends out monthly renewal notification cards and the BON Bulletin, the addresses are run through the National Change of Address (NCOA) database. NCOA is a secure database of millions of change-of-addresses going back 48 months that enables mailers to update mailing lists with new addresses from individuals, families, and businesses that have moved. While mass mailings from the BON are run through NCOA, individual personal mail from BON is not.
If you move, protect your Texas nursing license by properly updating your address with the Board!
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