Statute of Limitations for BON to Act

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    I am a nurse on WHPS after quitting a job abruptly, the DNS & Admin reported me to the BON for suspected drug use. My quitting followed reporting the facility to the State for multiple patient care violations (they found out about the anonymous call) & giving patients the 800 # for the nursing home abuse hotline (which I was verbally reprimanded for).

    I have never used drugs or even drink alcohol, and had taken several drug tests for this employer during my year of employment with them.

    The BON found no wrong doing other than 2 documentation errors (assessment follow ups) after administering 2 alert middle aged patients narcotics per their request.

    I have no fight left in me and signed the BON documents & was placed in WHPS. Are there any statute of limitations with these things, my last job was almost 5 years ago & the BON just finished their investigation & placed me in WHPS last Summer.

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    I would be very interested with speaking to you in regards to WHPS. Laura
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    Why would you admit to diversion if you didn't?
    Last edit by tokmom on Jun 20
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    I wanted to say, that I had a friend go through the program. It took her 5 years and it was very expensive. There were times she had to have 3 UA's in one week, each at 60.00. It was insane. Like you, she denied diverting but caved and signed the paperwork, thinking it was going to be doable. It just about broke her financially and the time to attend AA meetings on top of the other meetings she had to participate in dominated her time. I had no idea it was that intense of a program and neither did she, or I think she would have fought the charges a bit more aggressively.
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    I have been fighting with the WHPS (or more specifically my case manager), program for the last year that I have been in this program and now they want to suspend my license. My case manager has changed entries on the AOS system to reflect what she wants it to say. I feel there is no validity to this system if it can be changed from original content. I called Affinity and they told me yes the case manager could change entries. I did have a positive UA for a medication my physician prescribed me to (all my other UA and hair sample have been negative) but because my case manager says she did not receive my paperwork from my physician in time, it is now consider a positive UA. My physician had to fax my information to case manager 3 times before she said she received it. I finally got an attorney, my case manager refused to respond to my attorney and instead I have been discharged from program r/t non compliance. I do not get it. If anyone can help me understand I would greatly appreciate it.
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    I would also like to say this. ETOH in urine can be tested for upto 90 days. A hair sample can check for substances for 3 months to one year - and cost approx $200.00 - why does WHPS not have a person do a UA every 3 months and a hair sample every 3 months - this would be much more cost effective for the client.
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    Personally, I think they do anything to break the health professional down, quite frankly. The program is supposed to be there to help nurses, yet I only saw this program financially devastate my friend. It was very sad, especially for someone who was charged with negative labs and only fessed up thinking it wouldn't be that big of deal. Boy, was she wrong.
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    I would very much like to speak with you. I have spoken with other nurses you have very negative, devastating experiences. It should not be this way. Let me know if either you or your friend would like to speak. Was your friend from eastern Washington?
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    Quote from lauralusk06
    I would also like to say this. ETOH in urine can be tested for upto 90 days. A hair sample can check for substances for 3 months to one year - and cost approx $200.00 - why does WHPS not have a person do a UA every 3 months and a hair sample every 3 months - this would be much more cost effective for the client.
    Why do you think you can test for alcohol in urine 90 days after consumption? Do you have anything to back up that claim. Everything I've read says it's only 4 days.
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    Just a friendly bit of advice - what you post ANYWHERE can be traced back to you via IP addresses. While we sincerely want to offer support in these situations, we want to express concern for your anonymity while litigation is ongoing.
    tokmom likes this.


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