Hello awesome recovery nurses!! Question..I have completed my one year of stips under my Board order in Texas..Handed in all the quarterly reports, all the certificates for mandatory classes, held a nursing job with the same company for a year..have had 12 negative drug screens through first lab..and now I am over a year with all the board's requests filled on time in place. So, how do I know when to stop calling in daily to First Lab..do they send a letter, an e mail, or does your account just stop working or what happens to let you know you are done?
Jan 16, '13
I am having a similar issue with figuring out if I am done with HPMP!! My contract was for 5 years and supposed to be done on 12/20/2012. My case manager told me on 12/7 that the meeting to staff it was cancelled and the next one would be 1/11/13!! I was completely beside myself and cried on the phone with her. But just to make sure things were smooth I called her right back to apologize for being emotional. She seemed like she sympathized and said she would speak to the medical director about at least stopping my drug screens on the 20th so I wouldn't have to pay any more. Well that was the last contact I had with her!!! She never got back to me, drug screens continued and I ended up paying $160 in the mean time. It is now past the 11th and when I check in it says "you are not required to check in today". This should seem obvious I guess, but the program is shady and I don't trust anything until I hear it from them. Well I have now called my case manager 6 times with no return call. All the calls were separated by at least a few days in order to give her ample time to call back. And still NOTHING!! I have called twice asking to talk to anyone and the secretary said I can not. I asked for my case managers supervisor and I was first told they are all in a meeting, then was told she is not here today!! What is going on? Are they not required to keep communication with participants. I tried to call the Board and they have no record of information that I have completed HPMP. After five years I have not missed a single check-in, even on my honey-moon and when giving birth to my daughter. I have also NEVER had a positive screen, even in my life in fact. My paperwork has always been in on time, my work history is impeccable, and I have never spoken to anyone in HPMP in a way that would warrant this. How can they do this? Where can I turn? I am considering hiring a lawyer, but I do not have the money. There has got to be some way... Anyone with insight, please help!! Also, does anyone know how long it took before the Board sent a letter, is this normal?
Last edit by FreshstartRN on Jan 16, '13
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