having trouble with state board

  1. I am looking for any LPN that has had a problem in dealing with the state nursing board. I am in Arkansas and am having a problem with our state board of nursing. I have been lied to, misled, and set up. (no really) Documentaion was destroyed at my hearing and even with absolutly no evidence of any kind including a police investigation I had my license suspend for 1 year and then was placed on probation for 4 more years. One of the reasons that I was given was that I had had physiciatric problems and was on antidepressents. NOw tell me who hasen't been on them at some point. I have been on medication for most of my life (my problem is caused by a chemical imbalance) and am under control. My depression has never affected my job perfomance and I have been a nurse for 27 years. Until this happened I had never had so much as a bad evaluation. If they have treated me this way and lied to me surly someone else has had a simular problem.
    Please help anybody. I've tried everything else I can think of and nothing has helped. I've talked to numerous attorneys and all of them have said "I don't deal with anything conserning state board. I have written all my elected officials expect the president and have even tried to get a meeting with the governor. I got his aide indtead.
    I really need some suggestions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:angryfire:angryfire
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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   sirI
    Hello, granny,

    I am sorry you are having issues with the board.

    You need to continue to seek an attorney who will take your case. This is your only recourse at this point.

    What you are experiencing is virtually unheard of. Truly unique and you need the services of an attorney specializing in nursing law. They are out there. There are nurse attorneys who can assist you. You can do a search online for attorneys in your area of Arkansas.

    If you think your civil liberties have been infringed, contact the ACLU. Also, you could try the Americans with Disabilities.

    http://www.aclu.org/

    http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm

    Unfortunately, the members here at Allnurses.com are unable to give you legal advice.

    Good luck.
  4. by   Thunderwolf
    sorry to hear about all the mess. siri gave you good direction. thank you for posting.

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