I am a family nurse practioner. I have been threatened by a former employer (that I quit without 2 weeks notice due to paycheck bouncing and unsatisfactory work environment) of being charged with patient abandonment. I was an NP at this walk-in/family practice clinic for 1 month and I mainly saw overflow of the physician's established patients and a sprinkling of my own "new" patients.
Surely this is not something that can be done. NPs and physicians quit their jobs without this kind of concern all the time right? I can understand being charged with patient abandonment if you are a nurse at a hospital and you leave your patient without having someone relieve you, but an NP at a clinic? Im wondering if this is just an empty threat because he knows I am going to seek a more formal route to getting reimbursement for my hours worked...
If anyone knows anything about this, or knows a website I can find this information, please help!! Thanks!