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Calling BON

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by mississippiRN71 mississippiRN71 (Member) Member

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Have any of you called the BON after not hearing anything back from them 3 1/2 yrs later? I spoke with an investigator in Feb 2016 and self reported.  So far I haven’t heard back and my license is active with no disciple .  I didn’t receive a letter or anything. I did call the BON frequently in the beginning. But now  I’m thinking just “let it ride”.  Maybe the longer they take , the better results I will have.  Especially since I’ve been working with no issues.   Any ideas?

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I would think that if the BON was really concerned that you were a "threat" to the public safety, they would not let you work so long without any contact.

I know it must be frustrating to wait for the other shoe to drop and not know what is going on, but, I would think in 3.5 years, they would have contacted you if they intended to suspend/revoke you.

Although it must be very difficult, I would let it ride. 

Did you consult an attorney who does license defense?  Maybe just get a one time consultation and see what they suggest.

Good luck!  Keep working hard to do what you are supposed to.

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JustAdmitToObs has 5 years experience and specializes in CDU, cardiac telemetry, med-surg.

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BON took 3 years to contact me (via email) of an informal hearing date following a self-report submitted by the attorney I hired that whole 3 years ago. 

 

The snail-like pace at which they “protect the public” is mind boggling.

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KatmamaRN has 18 years experience as a ADN, RN.

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They took forever “protecting the public” in my case also, though not that long.  In fact, they didn’t contact me for two years but sent me a consent agreement when I renewed my license.  I never stopped working as a nurse and never had a formal suspension, but I was made to enter a monitoring agreement for five years.  Thankfully that obligation ends in October.  If they want you, they’ll come for you...I would ride it out.

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KatmamaRN has 18 years experience as a ADN, RN.

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No I didn’t get a lawyer but I had a friend who is a lawyer on backup and reviewed the agreement when I finally got it.  Somehow, I fell thru the cracks I think and they couldn’t “find” me where I was working at a new job.  When they did, I had already been there for months and my infraction had happened 6 months prior.  But they had never suspended my license.  I jumped thru their hoops when they contacted me and nearly 5 excessive years later it’s almost done.  

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Happy for you!! If they put me on monitoring after 4 years I think it’s crazy but it is what it is I guess! I’ve been working without any issues. 

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