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I have been working as a RN case manager for a home health company for three months.They are very disorganized and recently cut office hours pay, I used to get paid to return to the office and fax orders for my patients. I get paid per diem and when it takes two hours to get my assignment I am losing money. I work hours a day for $100 bucks now. I put in my two weeks notice but a week later I walked in and quit. I did not accept my patient assignment and quit before shift started. My boss said she is going to have my license taken for patient abandonment. I am the provider in the house and paying for my education, I could not afford to stay or wait for hours to get my patient assignment. I live in VA, am I at risk for losing my license??? Please and thank you!!!!

My understanding is that you would have had to "accept" the patient assignment in order to be accused/charged with patient abandonment. However, I do not live in your state and I'm not familiar with your state specific laws.

I'm guessing your boss was angry at you for leaving unexpectedly and forcing her to reorganize the staffing.

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answered my own question

JBudd, MSN

Specializes in Trauma, Teaching. Has 40 years experience.

Your boss doesn't get "to take your license". At most she/he can call the BON and file a complaint, which you then go to to defend yourself. If she does and she's not just blowing smoke to either make you work longer or just to threaten you, then get an attorney with experience with nursing.

I'm not into suing people, but if the BON upholds you (which I think it would), and she keeps making trouble for you, use the same atty for defamation. But I doubt it would go that far, my hunch is she is just angry and trying to get back at you.

Good luck and God bless your job hunt!

Don't worry he can't do that! He just making afraid to lose your license


Specializes in Oncology; medical specialty website.

You would be easily identified in this thread if your boss or any of your co-workers reads it. I would consider asking to have it deleted. You've pretty much gotten the advice you needed.

Take care.