So I'm fuming right now...and scared.
The story in summary:I am a critical care RN with 4 years experience, working full time in a cardiac ICU. I have struggled with anorexia and bulimia since my teens, unfortunately never achieving full 'recovery' but a least periods of relative stability. I have taken time off work to receive intensive treatment, the last time being 1 1/2 years ago.
Currently I've been struggling more again, and yesterday had an assessment for treatment...hoping to do a weekday partial 'day' program that would not interfere with work (I work weekends). Well, this place's policies related to weight criteria are strict, and they will only recommend their residential program for me due to my weight (75% IBW). So now I'm looking into other programs that, although less ideal due to distance, will work with me OP. I have also seen my medical doctor this week, had labs/ekg, and shee aggrees a day program is in fact appropriate for me right now.
Anyway, the LSW who I talked to at the first place is now saying he he going to report me to the BON as an 'impaired professional', despite my medical doctor's clearance (she talked to him) and despite the fact that I am voluntarily/actively pursuing treatment. I've NEVER had any issues at work related to my health or the care I give.
Can I actually lose my license over this?! To me, I would think if I'm cleared by my doc and obviously seeking help, it should remain a private medical matter. But I'm worried and upset.