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Terry Bow has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Terry Bow has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Are you saying that this isn’t serious because I didn’t receive notification via letterhead on the mail? I’m curious. 

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beachbabe86 has 20 years experience and specializes in Oceanfront Living.

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11 minutes ago, Terry Bow said:

Are you saying that this isn’t serious because I didn’t receive notification via letterhead on the mail? I’m curious. 

it's more than likely still in the investigation stage. These situations sometimes take a couple of years to complete.  

In my experience, this is a very serious case.  

I could go all into it, about civil procedure, however, I am not a licensed attorney. It also may become a criminal case.

Just Please consult an attorney.

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11 minutes ago, beachbabe86 said:

it's more than likely still in the investigation stage. These situations sometimes take a couple of years to complete.  

In my experience, this is a very serious case.  

I could go all into it, about civil procedure, however, I am not a licensed attorney. It also may become a criminal case.

Just Please consult an attorney.

+1

 

In the case I was involved in, had I answered questions during my “friendly” phone call, or written an answer myself (without an attorney), my natural answers would have been different that the answers I gave with attorney advice - neither answer would be lying, but my natural answers would have left opportunity to be turned against me.  
 

as you’re already aware, no matter how nice these folks are being at this point, they’re a hammer looking for a nail to pound on - discipline is all they do, they’re just not going to pat you on the back, commiserate & move along.   Someone is going to get hit with the hammer, rightly or wrongly.  
 

think perjury trap, Martha Stewart, etc.  having gone through it once, I’d lawyer up twice as fast in the future- no matter the cost.  I would not speak with anyone, ever, without my lawyer next to me.  The more you know about the process, the more terrifying it is.  

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They stated it was minor and wouldn't result in suspension or loss of license, just disciplinary action at the very most. I told them I was concerned and may seek legal counsel. They continued to state that it was minor and they just wanted to get my take on the situation regarding safe medication administration.

I think you want a lawyer involved. Discipline for controlled substance violations is not really minor and wanting your take on safe medication administration? They can refer to facility policies or talk to one of their nursing consultants.

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@Terry Bow hope it went okay today; that you got some kind of help and/or information.

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Enarra has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Ambulatory Primary Care.

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Sounds like some elaborate scam.  Consult a lawyer reach out to your liability malpractice insurance they have lawyers to defend you that’s what you are paying for.  Do not give any info out don’t even confirm you are you take their info and tell them you will get back to them 

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On 5/17/2020 at 12:09 PM, Terry Bow said:

The officer gave me an exact name of a patient and the drug involved. I have not had the actual interview yet. I’m consulting an attorney. I did call my facility and leave a message about the situation requesting them to get back with me. I hope that was the right move since it involves other nurses there, too. The board of pharmacy reported it. I don’t know if they make nursing reports aware to facilities. 

Interesting they gave you the name of the patient, I would think that would be PHI unless you were one of the 15 nurses involved.  Reading more I'm inclined to agree with the one who said you might be being phished.  Just ignore it and see what happens.  Or go to Risk Mgmt.

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing.

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On 5/16/2020 at 7:21 PM, Terry Bow said:

The officer specifically told me that another nurse gave 2 suboxone to a patient that I cared for when they were supposed to give one. She told me I didn’t do that but wanted to check to see what I would do in a certain situation etc. She did not specify what situation. She DID say that she thinks it’s a systematic error because of the amount of nurses involved. I do not want to talk or “accidentally admit” to anything beyond my knowledge that could make me guilty. However, I am surprised that my facility has not notified me of this first! Also, this happened many months ago last year! 
Thank you for the feedback. 

The months ago thing doesn't surprise me (that was investigation). The email thing DOES surprise me. In Texas the BON only deals with letters. It may be different in your state. I agree with previous posters that this sounds like a fishing expedition. Best of luck!

On 5/17/2020 at 11:51 PM, Terry Bow said:

Are you saying that this isn’t serious because I didn’t receive notification via letterhead on the mail? I’m curious. 

You can always call the BON and ask...

 

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Terry Bow has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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I did and they said it’s legit. 

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NRSKarenRN has 43 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

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Since you are concerned about an active BON investigation involving yourself,  many legal nurse consultants and lawyers advise AGAINST posting anything online as can be used in legal actions.   You have posted specifics about work situation and BON investigation so easily identified by any BON investigator.

To protect your rights, please discuss only with your attorney going forward.

If your username is your real name (as it appears to me), contact AN Admin team to change it: https://allnurses.com/admin-office-c75/

Since you have reached 15 posts, you can use AN's private message system to contact members: select members name, profile opens up and mail envelope found in bottom right corner.

Most BON investigations take months to several years so don't expect quick resolution.  Hope this is resolved without BON intervention on your license.

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NRSKarenRN has 43 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

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Looking for second legal opinion?  The American Association of Nurse Attorneys has many experienced with BON representation:

https://taana.org/

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Another point to consider.  Law enforcement bodies are under no legal obligation to be truthful to you, but are fully empowered to punish you for not being truthful to them.  I'd assume that the same is true of BONs. 

Don't trust anything they have told you. Don't trust anything they have told you. Don't trust anything they have told you. 

 

 

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