Abandonment

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    Does anyone know of the abandonment issue according to Florida statutes for nurses? My understanding is that if you refuse an assignment and leave the facility, that is not "abandonment." If you accept an assignment and then leave, that is abandonment. I need some specific info. Can anyone help? :uhoh21:
    Last edit by angelmoon5 on Jul 7, '05 : Reason: Wrong words shown
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    Does anyone know of the abandonment issue according to Florida statutes for nurses? My understanding is that if you refuse an assignment and leave the facility, that is not "abandonment." If you accept an assignment and then leave, that is abandonment. I need some specific info. Can anyone help? :uhoh21:
    I do not know Florida's statutes, you could check online and read the nurse practice act for your state. In my state it is abandonment if you leave in the middle of your shift or after you have been given report for your shift. :uhoh21:
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    I can't give you specifics. But I completed most of my nursing coursework in FL, and I understand it that you can't refuse an assignment or even a patient unless there is someone else who can/will take your place. That is the key part. If there is no one to do this and you leave, that is abandonment.


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