Quote from KJRN3113
What I posted in those small paragraphs is the tip of the iceberg. I can certainly see why you would have a "shame on you" response towards me and take up for her. I just wasn't sure if that information was supposed to be reported or not. Especially if she doesn't stay in a position long enough. The entire story is too much to post, but thank you for your feedback.
Just because nothing is posted on the BON website does not mean that she has not been reported. I personally was reported to the BON for my substance abuse issues and had to enter the state's monitoring program for five years. The Board issued a stay of discipline 9 months after I entered my monitoring contract, basically meaning if I meet the very strict criteria of my monitoring for my five year obligation, nothing will ever appear on my license. If you were to look up my license today, you would see that it is pristine and unencumbered. That does not mean that I wasn’t in a heap of trouble.
I have a slew of restrictions and requirements that the public is absolutely not privy to. Only my state BON monitoring program and my management has to be aware per my disciplinary contract. Even if she does not qualify for a stay of discipline, it can easily take over a year for something public to appear on her license. Her rehab very well be a requirement of the BON; there is just no way for you to know. Positive drug screens are mandatory reporting incidents to the BON, so I highly doubt that she has not already been reported.
Long story short, the Board could easily already be aware and since you are not part of her discipline process, you would not be privy to any of that information. Some nurses have reported that it took over two three years for public info to be available. But rest assured, consequences were already in play and monitoring contracts can happen years before the Board ever publically filed formal discipline...or a stay of discipline if it applies.
Hope that helps you understand the process.