Anyone ever get their license back after revocation? - page 7
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
- 0Sep 22, '09 by dph1965I was so glad to see this topic! I was an LPN in FL, was reported to IPN for Narc. use. I did well the first 2 yrs, but relapsed in yr 3 and HOW! I was also in my last semester of RN school so there went that along with my job. I dropped IPN and was hired at a Wal Mart pharmacy as a pharmacy tech though they knew of my "difficulties" - can you believe it? It wasn't long before I was arrested for pilfering the Vicodin, and rightfully so. I was a single mom of 2 small kids, jobless, in withdrawal, and now had a criminal record. MAQ became involved and referred me to IPN and I just could not leave my kids and go to 6mos of inpatient tmt. The "approved" facilities did not accept my insurance, I had no family support, noone to keep my kids etc. I decided I had to get better and though my insurance would not accept IPN approved facility, they did accept an intensive OP program which I completed successfully with aftercare as well as the terms of my probation. I married and moved to OR where I've worked as an MOA for 8 yrs with GREAT letters of reference, etc. I filled out app for license re-instatement with all letters and doc. I had. (my addiction tmt records had been purged due to over 7 yrs!) I JUST rec'd letter from BON in FL to appear at hearing in 2.5 wks. I cannot afford atty, I'm not in FL anyway. Before I fly to FL, any advice? Is there truly hope or is this just a formality in response to my application? (sorry for the novel)_
- 0Sep 25, '09 by exnursiedph,
If your criminal conviction occurred in FL, the BON cannot issue a license to you based on a newly passed state law that is for Medicaid fraud and abuse and restricts anyone with drug convictions in the past 15 yrs to be licensed. This bill was passed at the last minute and the license restriction was snuck into it at the last minute as well,which prevented any of the health based associations from being able to lobby against it.( ie AMA, FL nurses assoc, ANA }
- 1Sep 25, '09 by dph1965Then, why would the BON in FL send me a letter just 5 days ago, asking me to appear Oct.8 in Kissimmee for a hearing for re-instatement? I'm not doubting your info, and there WAS an "official" notice posted on the FL doh/MQA website (where you go to check app status, etc.) stating this new law takes place 7/09 etc. However, on this website, it states the doh will refuse to issue or renew a license "... if the applicant, on or after 7/1/09 has been 1)convicted of or plead guilty or nolo contendre..." so the wording is weird, I just assumed it was if the conviction or plea HAPPENED after 7/1/09?!?!? I have another call into the board to clear this up. Maybe I'm just overly hopeful or stupid, but I sure hope you are wrong! I have a plane ticket!!
- 0Sep 25, '09 by exnursieQuote from dph1965dph,then, why would the bon in fl send me a letter just 5 days ago, asking me to appear oct.8 in kissimmee for a hearing for re-instatement? i'm not doubting your info, and there was an "official" notice posted on the fl doh/mqa website (where you go to check app status, etc.) stating this new law takes place 7/09 etc. however, on this website, it states the doh will refuse to issue or renew a license "... if the applicant, on or after 7/1/09 has been 1)convicted of or plead guilty or nolo contendre..." so the wording is weird, i just assumed it was if the conviction or plea happened after 7/1/09?!?!? i have another call into the board to clear this up. maybe i'm just overly hopeful or stupid, but i sure hope you are wrong! i have a plane ticket!!
i read about this in several other nursing blogs or forums, and from what i researched, it is fact, and i have copied a post from the fl nurses assoc below.
why did they send a letter and schedule a hearing?? just a guess here since i am not familiar with the inner workings of fl bon. i suspect that they are required to hold an official hearing for any and all cases by law. from what the article below says, other nurses were denied licenses at board hearings. i can see the reason behind having an official hearing,and think maybe they need to actually hear from the nurse or give a nurse the chance to give her story before taking action.
legislative alert: (posted 8/11/09)
it is important for nurses and those considering entering nursing school to be aware of the implementation of sb 1986 which is a 160 page medicaid fraud bill which was passed in the last moments of session. it contains provisions which got past everyone concerning the licensure of healthcare providers convicted of certain felonies. if a provider or applicant has a history of a conviction for any felony relating to medical fraud, non-medical fraud or controlled substances, they may not be issued a license for 15 years after their probation has ended. the new law also requires that providers who have these convictions may not be issued a renewal license. this law is going to present serious problems for a number of providers and those who want to be providers. for example, a recent graduate of a nursing program was denied a license because as a freshman in college she had an issue with possession of marijuana. she has been through drug treatment and has successfully completed nursing school. now she cannot get a florida license due to this new law. there were a number of cases like this during the last board of nursing meeting.
- 0Sep 26, '09 by FLSmittyQuote from dph1965If you apply and provide sufficient documentation to make your application complete, the FL BON is obligated to give you a hearing; the outcome of that hearing is anything but easy to predict. The whole process can be quite convoluted (news flash, huh).Then, why would the BON in FL send me a letter just 5 days ago, asking me to appear Oct.8 in Kissimmee for a hearing for re-instatement?
Of the many things that could happen, an IPN reevaluation now that you are sober (no matter how long you have been sober) is a given. The BON has made IPN the arbiter (that is not new) of all things substance abuse related. What IPN recommends to the BON goes.
Another given, if you have been inactive as a nurse for awhile, is the requirement to take a refresher course with clinical component. I tried to email you some of this info via your member page several days ago; none to interweb savvy am I.
- 0Sep 26, '09 by dph1965I actually live in Oregon, but my license and my subsequent delusional activity was in FL, late 90's. Even with this incredibly #@%*'d up law, I will probably just show up anyway at the BON hearing and see what they want from me. My arrest was in 98 (posession, sp?) so this law would only affect me for another 3 yrs, and I hold out hope that it will be repealed or amended because it is STUPID. I spoke with the Oregon BON a few mos ago regarding how I should go forward with application process. Should it be FL or OR? I was told by Oregon BON it would be best to "clear up the thing in FL first" but they sent me app packet for OR anyway. They actually called me about a month ago to see "how things were going with the FL BON". I'm only going to be in FL a few days so I wonder, if IPN is their answer, can it be done through Oregon's monitoring program? Do they EVER consider things like that? If nothing else, I've lost about 8 lbs in the last couple of weeks over all this- finally a diet that works! And, Smitty, thank you for your help, but I haven't rec'd an email from you- how do I get my email address to you without posting for the world to see? I prefer to do that on "as needed basis".
- 0Sep 26, '09 by FLSmittyDid you use your FL license to get your OR license? Did you voluntarily surrender the FL license or did they suspend or revoke it?
Allnurse is liable to quash this thread if we get further into specifics.
You can try to send me an email from my membership page. I don't post a bunch here so I not up to speed on the private message & email exchanges. I think you have to have several posts before you can communicate outside the thread.
- 0Sep 26, '09 by dph1965I've never had an Oregon license. We moved here in 2000, 2 yrs after arrest in FL, after I completed probation. (actually the state of FL released me from probation 6 mos early, cuz I was such a good girl!) The only crimes against a state or nursing license occurred in FL. When I had been in OR for about 6 mos, an acquaintance, an MOA who knew of my background, recommended me for job as MOA at her Internal Medicine Office where I worked, with great reviews and complete trust for 8 yrs. I was hired as MOA, though they were looking for LPN. Since unlicensed, could only be MOA, but had the experience and skills of LPN, so, I lucked into that. I tried to repay them by never making them regret it and I did. I was told by every "expert" with whom I consulted, that I had to "clear up the mess in Florida" before applying in Oregon for LPN so that's the route I went. However, I just received an application packet in the mail last week from Oregon BON, so...I'm a mess. I don't have funds lying around or the extra time to deal with this if there is no chance of anything panning out. Just drove my kid to Chicago for school (thank whoever for scholarships and Fed. Aid!) and the IM office where I worked was taken over by a huge Med. corporation and let me go after they learned of my history. The doc's and nurses there threw many fits, there was big hoopla, etc. due to my EXCELLENT employer reviews and the immense love and respect I had incurred there, but I left quietly and took a part time position at a "one-doc" office so that I could concentrate on regaining my career. Sorry, did you ask a question? How I do ramble!