Relocating with a Monitoring Agreement - page 2

Hello! I have 9 months left of my contract but am starting the process to relocate from a non-compact state to a compact state. Does anyone have any recommendations or advice on how to proceed! (The reason I am in the... Read More

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    Thank you! I am now at the 6 month mark, so I only have a little bit longer to go. I am planning to move next week to South Carolina. Michigan's HPRP has been difficult to deal with only because they never give me a straight answer. They don't seem to have a policy/procedure on how to move. At this point I have decided to pack my bags and move. I will continue to follow my contract while in South Carolina until I decide to transfer everything over to South Carolina. I do have an attorney on board in South Carolina and would like to know when its best to get them involved, what do you recommend?

    Also, since I have 6 months left on my Michigan contract do you recommend I finish out my contract while in SC and hold off on applying for a license and finding a job until everything is complete?

    Your advice is greatly appreciated!

    The attorneys I've consulted with generally recommend finishing your current monitoring program. Every state deals with this issue in a different manner so you can't use an experience in one state to predict what will happen in another, hence the recommendation to involve an experienced license defense attorney. With 6 months remaining on your current program, now would be an appropriate time to seek out an attorney.

    The American Association of Nurse Attorneys has an attorney referral service available.

    Good luck!


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    I guess it's an "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em" strategy.

    And I agree with you 100% that your outcome is likely to be more favorable if you have an attorney.

    The entire process is fundamentally unfair. When you're sick, you should get a doctor and get well. You shouldn't have to have a lawyer.
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    Thank you for all you assistance, it is greatly appreciated.
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    Thank you for sharing your story. Honestly, this is not easy, but I know that I (we) will all get through it one day at a time! If you don't mind me asking what other states to you apply where they did not require additional monitoring. Good luck to you!!!!
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    The entire process is fundamentally unfair. When you're sick, you should get a doctor and get well. You shouldn't have to have a lawyer.
    Agreed. I've often said this is the only disease where the person is "busted" before being diagnosed.

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    Jack, I'm soooo glad that you still care even though there is $ to be made from others' misery. Kudos to you. All I've ever wanted is to help without being traumatized myself. If the world were perfect, I would expect a competent person to make a case for my reinstatement without an exorbitant fee. Not gonna happen. Sober and healthy without BON help, AOA
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    But I should add that I am seriously underemployed! Not a perfect life, but not beholden to some dumbass socialworker with issues. LOL.
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    May I ask what states are not requiring you to do monitoring?? I'm in OH and about 6 months away from the end but want to move so badly after finishing this madness. I can't and will not do this over again.

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