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Monitoring program vs. BON Probation

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AbbeyR has 21 years experience as a ADN, BSN.

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I’m looking for some feedback from nurses in both programs. I’ve been trying to see the differences between the two and it seems as if probation is basically the same as a monitoring program but in the end you’ll have no marks on your license but Probation will leave a permanent mark. I am going to be reported to my BON for narcotic related charting allegations ( if they can’t account for the med it’s diversion, right). am I about to pay a lawyer 15k plus pay back the BON for restitution and still basically be in a monitoring program? I also think I should self report and it not be on my license 

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Bravo-rn47 has 20 years experience and specializes in Home care.

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My lawyer is Chapman and it isn’t 15k.. more like 5k. But with hprp.. they say being in the program saves you from BON and license confidential without marks. That is absolutely not true. My lawyer and investigator said hprp used to be like that but not in the last 5 yrs. hprp told me after I self reported that as long as I followed the rules for 3 years my license was safe and confidential. Not true. The difference is non regulatory is supposed to be confidential from public record and regulatory is public. Anyone who has been investigated will eventually have a mark on their license. It is public.  Although hprp does not give any info to BON. It is 2 separate entities. You can be in hprp and BON does not even know..but believe me.. BON will be involved... it just comes much later, especially with diversion.  But when BON investigates it helps if you have already taken steps to be in hprp.

If it is a charting issue only and you truly did not divert... do not join hprp. Get a lawyer to fight the charge. They cannot prove you took the narcotic if you did not. Everyone I know in hprp has had to deal with BON, even if is straight mental health without any dui or diversion. 
Are you being honest with your self that it is only a charting issue or do you have addiction? If I had no addiction and it was just charting... I don’t see what the big problem is.. you fight it.

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AbbeyR has 21 years experience as a ADN, BSN.

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@Bravo-rn47 when I attended the internal meeting with my employer I thought it was a co-sign waste discrepancy from the paper charting. They also put in omnicells within the last year and pulled a report that showed I had two other meds(narcotics)not scanned or wasted properly this all within a two week period. It does not paint a pretty picture. So it seems with HPRP you are basically in probation without the official probation left on your license, but after you finish the 3 years it will still show something related to why you were in the monitoring program?

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Bravo-rn47 has 20 years experience and specializes in Home care.

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Yes it will show regardless due to narcotics.. due to BON investigation... unless BON decides to investigate and close case.. then you are free. A lawyer who specializes in nursing will tell you everything you need to know. If you just have to fight an investigation and it goes no further... you are looking at $2000

I don’t know anyone who is has been on probation with BON... the only people I know are in hprp.

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chadprepton has 7 years experience as a ADN and specializes in Telephonic and Addictions Nursing.

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On 2/22/2020 at 10:17 PM, AbbeyR said:

I’m looking for some feedback from nurses in both programs. I’ve been trying to see the differences between the two and it seems as if probation is basically the same as a monitoring program but in the end you’ll have no marks on your license but Probation will leave a permanent mark. I am going to be reported to my BON for narcotic related charting allegations ( if they can’t account for the med it’s diversion, right). am I about to pay a lawyer 15k plus pay back the BON for restitution and still basically be in a monitoring program? I also think I should self report and it not be on my license 

My lawyer was 3k.  Honestly I would look around for your options.

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