What states in the USA do NOT require a Social Security Number in issuing a Registered Nurse license?

9 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    From what I've seen based on a quick search they say a SSN is required. However, I have not seen any of the required Privacy Act Notices or cites of what particular law makes it a requirement.

    Any request for a SSN must be validated with specific law that requires it, otherwise it is optional.



    "A person does not need a Social Security Number to live and work in the United States and does not need a number just for the sake of having one". Social Security Administration, Baltimore, Maryland

    The Federal Privacy Act (5 USC 552a note) states:

    Sec. 7 (a)(1) It shall be unlawful for any Federal, State or local government agency to deny to any individual any right, benefit, or privilege provided by law because of such individual's refusal to disclose his social security account number.

    (2) the provisions of paragraph (1) of this subsection shall not apply with respect to--

    (A) any disclosure which is required by Federal statute, or

    (B) any disclosure of a social security number to any Federal, State, or local agency maintaining a system of records in existence and operating before January 1, 1975, if such disclosure was required under statute or regulation adopted prior to such date to verify the identity of an individual.

    (b) Any Federal, State or local government agency which requests an individual to disclose his social security account number shall inform that individual whether that disclosure is mandatory or voluntary, by what statutory or other authority such number is solicited, and what uses will be made of it.

    42 USC 408


    (a) In general

    Whoever -

    (8) discloses, uses, or compels the disclosure of the social security number of any person in violation of the laws of the United States; shall be guilty of a felony and upon conviction thereof shall be fined under title 18 or imprisoned for not more than five years, or both.

  • 1 decade ago

    In order to get a license, you need a social security number. All of the states, when you get into anything relating to health care, you have to have a license for everything, you have to have it. I would apply for citizenship or a work visa so you can get one.

  • 1 decade ago

    More than likely for something like that it's a Federal Mandate that all states require Social Security Numbers. It's a shame that they don't do more through background checks than that.

  • 1 decade ago

    You cannot become an RN in any state without a Social Security number.

    Mark B...lmao.

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  • JNS
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    All of them require a Social Security Number. You cannot hold a professional licence without a social security number. You must pass a background check, without a social security number, it is very hard to prove who you are.

    Source(s): R.N.
  • 1 decade ago

    The place to go to find out all the answers to all your questions is the Department of Homeland Security. Go in and tell them you want a list of the states that hire nurses who don't have SS#'s because they aren't legally here. The person to ask for is the ICE duty officer. He'll have all the answers you'll need.

  • 1 decade ago

    You dont need one in Texas, but the background check may take a lot without a SSN.

    Go to Texas Board of Nursing if you want more info.

  • Jan
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    None. A SS# is required for work as well as for the background and criminal checks that need to be done. It is also used to verify your education.

  • DAR
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    That had better be zero.

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