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Grad school and OJG exclusion list

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Sabatino Sabatino (New) New

Hello

I am wondering if any nurses out there have been on the OIG exclusion list and tried to go to grad school.

I am in recovery and making a better life for myself have worked my way up and into grad school the school I choose decided since I am on the exclusion list I cannot perform clinicals

Anyone came across this problem

catsmeow1972, BSN, RN

Specializes in OR. Has 15 years experience.

Most if us stuck in a contract, even though not on that list have still run into this issue. The majority of schools want an "unencumbered license." In short that means no restrictions of any kind. They don't want to have to deal with ANY of the versions of supervision claimed by any kind of contract. I can sort of see why they don't want to touch that one. Sometimes I have seen where a person already in school gets under contract and it gets finagled. I am looking to start in the spring on 2019 but that is only being permitted because by the time clinical scroll around, I will be long done with the stupid contract.

Being on that list essentially means you can't perform any kind of work, paid or not in any facility that does the Medicare, blah, blah thing.

I think your going to have that problem with any grad program that requires clinical anywhere. My suspicion is that you are going to need to get off that list before any program will even look twice at you. Verify that, but I think I am correct.

Persephone Paige, ADN

Has 15 years experience.

There's a form you can fill out, but it's probably going to depend on how long ago whatever happened, happened. You need to get off that list and the only way I know of doing this is by going back, going back and fixing it from the beginning. Like say someone get's in trouble, they lose or surrender their license, they end up on the OIG list. If they have and advocacy contract and are working on getting the license in question reinstated. Once it's reinstated, the advocacy program helps them get the request in to have their name removed from the OIG list. I think they do this to keep potential providers in healthcare from going in the back door by getting another license. I believe most licenses are overseen by MQA and the different boards fall under the MQA umbrella.

I do know there is a form. You might even be able to download and submit the form off of the OIG website. But, I think you will hit a dead end if you don't fix the initial problem of what got you on that list in the first place.

The OIG list is name based, the only reason I know this is because I tried to look myself up. Miraculously it's about the only list I'm not on... So, I typed in my name and everyone with my name who is on the list popped up. Then, you saw what profession they were in and what they did.

Good luck!

I guess, as far as it goes, I got very lucky with my clinical hours. I got a DUI in July and by the time I signed my contract it was October. I was in NP School at the time doing a clinical rotation and I got all my hours in before the contract forbidding such things kicked in. I get to graduate but only after taking a year off due to being stuck in rehab.

This should answer your question.

What is the "OIG Exclusion List"?

A person or entity becomes excluded or sanctioned and placed on a list maintained by the OIG called the List of Excluded Persons or Entities. This is a federal list available at http://www.oig.hhs.gov. There are two types of exclusions:

Mandatory:

- Felony conviction for substance abuse or alcohol

- Felony conviction for patient abuse

- Felony conviction for fraud and abuse

- Felony conviction for sexual assault

- License Revocation due to any of the above

Permissive:

- Misdemeanor convictions for substance abuse or alcohol

- Misdemeanor convictions for patient abuse

- Misdemeanor convictions fraud and abuse

- Misdemeanor convictions sexual assault

- License revocation due to any of the above

- Default on a federal student loan

Federal reimbursement, whether direct or indirect, for goods provided or services rendered by an excluded individual or entity is prohibited. This includes reimbursement for salaries, benefits or items claimed/billed by licensed healthcare providers or administrative personnel. Also, a healthcare organization cannot purchase goods or services from an entity or vendor that is excluded.

A mandatory exclusion is for 5 years. (it can be indefinite if the facts warrant). At the conclusion of the exclusion period, the individual or entity MUST apply for reinstatement at the federal and state level. It is not automatic.

A permissive exclusion can be up to 5 years (typically 1-3 years). At the conclusion of the exclusion period, the individual or entity MUST apply for reinstatement at the federal and state level. It is not automatic.

Persephone Paige, ADN

Has 15 years experience.

This should answer your question.

What is the "OIG Exclusion List"?

A person or entity becomes excluded or sanctioned and placed on a list maintained by the OIG called the List of Excluded Persons or Entities. This is a federal list available at http://www.oig.hhs.gov. There are two types of exclusions:

Mandatory:

- Felony conviction for substance abuse or alcohol

- Felony conviction for patient abuse

- Felony conviction for fraud and abuse

- Felony conviction for sexual assault

- License Revocation due to any of the above

Permissive:

- Misdemeanor convictions for substance abuse or alcohol

- Misdemeanor convictions for patient abuse

- Misdemeanor convictions fraud and abuse

- Misdemeanor convictions sexual assault

- License revocation due to any of the above

- Default on a federal student loan

Federal reimbursement, whether direct or indirect, for goods provided or services rendered by an excluded individual or entity is prohibited. This includes reimbursement for salaries, benefits or items claimed/billed by licensed healthcare providers or administrative personnel. Also, a healthcare organization cannot purchase goods or services from an entity or vendor that is excluded.

A mandatory exclusion is for 5 years. (it can be indefinite if the facts warrant). At the conclusion of the exclusion period, the individual or entity MUST apply for reinstatement at the federal and state level. It is not automatic.

A permissive exclusion can be up to 5 years (typically 1-3 years). At the conclusion of the exclusion period, the individual or entity MUST apply for reinstatement at the federal and state level. It is not automatic.

Great information, that should really make it a lot more clear.