Anyone ever get their license back after revocation? - page 11

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OK, hope I'm doing this right. Now that I have some clean time, I am considering getting my nursing license back. I have no idea how to go about this. I "failed" IPN (FL) in 2002, :dance:-that was my last year of practice as... Read More


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    Quote from gr8fulnrs
    what i do know is this - (my experience) After i got my nursing license reinstated i did get off the OIG list. My Nursing Board gave me the web address to request the forms online, which I did, and in a matter of a few weeks I got a letter in the mail stating I was off the list. What I also do know is - do not accept the answer your wife got from her state board as the truth regarding what they told her she would have to do, go one step further and get your own "version of the truth" from the source (OIG people), as how she can get off exclusion list. from my experience once I opened up a line of communication with the OIG people they were very helpful and had my best interest.
    Hi...I just read your quote and wondered if you can help me. After getting off OIG list, did you have any problem getting reinstated as a provider in your state medicaid? OIG has been very helpful...it's the state that's giving me problems. Hope to hear from you soon... thanks
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    You might still have a good chance!

    Employing an Excluded Individual or Entity

    Thus, a provider or entity that receives Federal health care funding may only employ an excluded individual in limited situations. Those situations would include instances where the provider is both able to pay the individual exclusively with private funds or from other non-federal funding sources, and where the services furnished by the excluded individual relate solely to non-federal program patients.

    http://oig.hhs.gov/fraud/alerts/effect_of_exclusion.asp
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    Alright. I am new to this blog. I was trying to find one to ask about getting my nursing license back. I received my license in 2007 and self reported myself in 2009 for drug use. I went to treatment for three months and came out and was clean 5 months before I fell off the wagon. I came right out of rehab right back to an abusive family and it went downhill from there. I am clean now for two months (I know that is not very long) and I am considering trying to get my nursing license back. I am located in TN. My question is that I am scared and still ashamed of myself. I am working on that part. I come home and cry alot after I pass other nurses because there is nothing more that I want to do than help people. I loved NURSING I just had my problems. My question is do I try to go back to TNPAP and get them to help me or do I get clean on my own for five years and then apply to the board for reinstatement? If I go back to TNPAP, it will be for five years and that does not bother me. I was thinking of waiting until i was 6 months clean before I go to them and show them proof. Will I have to go to rehab if I am clean this long? Any advice or experience that anyone can give me is helpful. I am still in my 20's and know I can turn my life around and be proud of myself again. It will be a long, tough road but like they say... bad things happen and people make mistakes but it is what you do after the mistake and the accomplishments to change and make things right that matter.
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    Quote from linzley18
    Alright. I am new to this blog. I was trying to find one to ask about getting my nursing license back. I received my license in 2007 and self reported myself in 2009 for drug use. I went to treatment for three months and came out and was clean 5 months before I fell off the wagon. I came right out of rehab right back to an abusive family and it went downhill from there. I am clean now for two months (I know that is not very long) and I am considering trying to get my nursing license back. I am located in TN. My question is that I am scared and still ashamed of myself. I am working on that part. I come home and cry alot after I pass other nurses because there is nothing more that I want to do than help people. I loved NURSING I just had my problems. My question is do I try to go back to TNPAP and get them to help me or do I get clean on my own for five years and then apply to the board for reinstatement? If I go back to TNPAP, it will be for five years and that does not bother me. I was thinking of waiting until i was 6 months clean before I go to them and show them proof. Will I have to go to rehab if I am clean this long? Any advice or experience that anyone can give me is helpful. I am still in my 20's and know I can turn my life around and be proud of myself again. It will be a long, tough road but like they say... bad things happen and people make mistakes but it is what you do after the mistake and the accomplishments to change and make things right that matter.
    It takes time to get rid of the demons...but post this near your bathroom mirror:

    I am not a bad person trying to become good...I'm a person with a chronic, progressive, ultimately fatal disease trying to become well!

    You might contact TNPAP anonymously and see the kind of info you can obtain. When you get closer to actually applying for your license, it might be wise to consult with a license defense attorney, because they know all this "stuff". It never makes sense to me to seek career advice that could have permanent consequences from people who aren't attorneys and who don't know the Nurse Practice Act and all the nuances that an attorney is trained to deal with, and has experience in dealing with on a daily basis.

    Something else to consider, the most common reason I see nurses relapse (and I work with nurses dealing with this kind of stuff) is because they try to return to practice too soon. Addiction is a genetically based, stress induced disease. Relapse is stress induced (you found that out in returning to your stressful home environment).The longer you give yourself to get back to nursing, and work on you and your recovery plan, the better the chance you'll have of remaining clean when you do return to practice. I get the "need money" thing. Take a job in some other field until you have some solid recovery time.

    So much of our identity is wrapped up in what we do for a living. It was the toughest thing for me to deal with when I finally realized I needed to leave practice in order to maintain my recovery. BUT, it was also one of the key lessons I've learned that helped me feel good about myself. I am not what I do that determines my value, it's who I am...a father, son, brother, friend, etc. that's important.

    Congrats on getting back to being clean...that takes guts! Keep taking it one day at a time.

    Jack
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    You bet, it is a long tough road but well worth it if you do have that burning desire like I did to not give up. Sure, there will be plenty of hoops to jump through and your patience will be tested. I hit my bottom in 2003, did a voluntary surrender and did exactly what my BON told me to do...get recovery, treatment, ect... and re-apply in 5 years. I did exactly that. 28 day treatment, 12 step meetings, sponsorship, service work. changed my playmates and playgrounds. Started a little landscaping business (which grew immensely and became very profitable) - but i never lost sight of my desire to be a nurse. 5 years later, the day came to request reinstatement, 2008 - UG..talk about hoops..U/A's twice a month for two years, relapse prevention classes, addictionologist reviews, LPN refresher class and practicum, 6 month narcotics restriction, On-site RN supervision...I do have my LPN license back now, 2011, It still is on probation and I am in my last year of meeting all the requirments that my consent agreement requires. I am employed now as an LPN, not my dream job, but thats okay for now. I go to work everyday with a good attitude and do the best I can. I hope my scenario does not keep you from moving foward with your situation. It is a struggle at best! But I am proof that a nurse in the throes of addiction who had crashed and burned can rise up and get that hopeful second chance. Its there for you too! My best advice for you now is to focus on your recovery and consider the next 5 years an investment in becoming the best person that you are, and everything else that you truly desire in life will follow.
    Last edit by gr8fulnrs on Apr 16, '11 : Reason: gramatical error
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    Can Anyone let me know in detail what the oig application to remove yourself from the exclusion list includes?
    I have gleened from here that old employers will be contacted and you need a clean license from your state. What else is needed? I will apply in a few weeks. Also what info should I send in with my application that would help me?
    Thanks
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    From my experience, the application packet that I recieved from them (OIG) was self-explanitory. It was relatively simple. None of my previous employers were contacted and as far as a "clean" license...my license was in probationary status when I applied to be removed from the list. Only send in infomation that is requested of you. When I contacted the person who I was in correspondance with at the OIG,on the telephone, she was very helpful and the process of being removed from this exclusion list was alot easier than I thought. I hope this helps.
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    Quote from gr8fulnrs
    From my experience, the application packet that I recieved from them (OIG) was self-explanitory. It was relatively simple. None of my previous employers were contacted and as far as a "clean" license...my license was in probationary status when I applied to be removed from the list. Only send in infomation that is requested of you. When I contacted the person who I was in correspondance with at the OIG,on the telephone, she was very helpful and the process of being removed from this exclusion list was alot easier than I thought. I hope this helps.
    Right, I just wanted to say, I thought going through this would be a nightmare....I did this in 8/2009...I sent away for the application packet and followed to a T. THe attorney at the OIG in wash DC was wonderful and I spoke to her every week. From start to finish it took about 6 weeks....maybe less...that was the easiest thing to accomplish....so good luck, just follow instructions.
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    Question for SWS RN. Apparently I cannot PM until I've had 14 posts...hmm.

    Anyway, did you apply to be removed from the OIG exclusion list prior to your exclusion end date? It is my understanding that there are mandatory and permissive exclusions based on what the extent of the issue was. And the times range anywhere from 2-10 years, or until you are reinstated with your license. I have a permissive exclusion for 2 years, I was placed on it based on erroneous information. I never lost my nursing license. The exlusion paperwork will not be sent to me since it is too early (per the website) to come off the list. I appreciate you sharing your experience in previous posts relating to OIG and how you were able to be removed from the list. Any more info would be great!! Thanks.
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    I am new to this so please bear with me. I have been in the medical field for 25 years. 12 years as a cna,9 years before going to nursing school in 98. i have been an lpn for 13 years. my mother passed away suddenly at the age of 51 in 2005,she was my best friend in the world and i lost that. i dealt with her death,or so i tought, in 2007 i was in rn school,working 2 12 hrs jobs 6 days a week,5 children at home,one of which was a newborn,well 3 months old. I was working at the heart hospital and one night i gave a patient her morphine and i have given that drug several times to many patients, this patient stated,"ahh,i fell so much better,that takes all my pain away and makes me forget all that has happened". For some off the wall reason,i wantedto feel that same way,that would take all my pain away,from everything. i have never done any drugs before this. I was hooked and for 17 days i diverted morphine. it had the adverse reaction for me,it was like speed. i was awake and could go on the schedule i was on. i was never asked about this at my job. i moved to oklahoma for 2 months and moved back home. When i went to renew my license,which only took 3 to 4 days to get back,i didn't hera anything from the board and finally received a letter stating that i was being investigated for diversion. to make a long story short,it started out to be 6 month key restriction, no one would hire me and i had to take care of my family. so i didn't tell the employer about knap. i was caught and my license suspended for 6 months, did that,got my license back,continued in the program with ua's going to na and doing my recovery. after 20 months of being in the program,successfully, i forgot to call and just so happens it was a testing day so therefore i didn't test and that was noncompliant with the board so they suspended me for a year during this year i showed positive, this was due to my niece,she was upset with me because i told her that she needed help with her addiction and i was here to help her and we could do this together.she knew what was going on with the board and my nursing and things like that. she put percocet in my coffee and the next day i had to test and it showed positive,so therefore the board has revoked my license. this just happened in july of 2011. i am still continuing my na meetings and doing my recovery but now i have no license and basically starting over. i am dealing with my niece as well but that is another topic. i live in kansas and they are a tough borad. has anyone dealt with KSBON or is there a lenght of time i should wait to ask to be reinstated, how do i go on with this process. please advise....


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