Do hospitals have to report RN's fired to the board? - page 2

Since I stated visiting allnurses I've noticed some new grads posting that they were fired from a hospital during or just after orientation.:scrying: I also remember reading that when a hospital... Read More

  1. by   help4anurse
    I know of a situation that a nurse was reported to the board who wasn't even fired, but asked to resign. ....so basically the same thing. This was a substance abuse issue...not on the job. She has already received treatment. Where do people seek an advocate and/or legal help for something like this. You obviously want someone who is experienced with nurses/privacy rights. She has a chance of losing her license now and needs help desperately and quickly. Thanks for any help, I am working with her through a helpine she called, but not sure where to direct her at this point.
  2. by   canoehead
    In Maine if you are fired or asked to resign they must report it to the board.
  3. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Quote from canoehead
    In Maine if you are fired or asked to resign they must report it to the board.
    That is not a legal requirement. It does not appear in the MAINE NPA.

    Title 32 - 2105-A. Disciplinary actions

    Maine specifically lists Disciplinary actions that should be reported. They relate specifically to practice issues and NOT simply employment issues.

    I can see how it would be in the interest of a hospital to threaten such action to keep employees in line. And in truth, in ANY state, most people or organizations have limited immunity to report ANYTHING to the board, so long as it is in good faith.

    But.

    Nothing in the Maine NPA suggests that anything but the practice issues specifically codified in the law, as listed in the link above, are subject to disciplinary action by the state BON.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  4. by   lyceeboo
    Quote from help4anurse
    I know of a situation that a nurse was reported to the board who wasn't even fired, but asked to resign. ....so basically the same thing. This was a substance abuse issue...not on the job. She has already received treatment. Where do people seek an advocate and/or legal help for something like this. You obviously want someone who is experienced with nurses/privacy rights. She has a chance of losing her license now and needs help desperately and quickly. Thanks for any help, I am working with her through a helpine she called, but not sure where to direct her at this point.
    Check your private messages.

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