Quote from nurse_girlie
Thank you for your input. So, I would be knowingly running the risk of losing alot of money on a lawyer and the BON still sticking me in you-know-where.
The evaluation that you attended...i am guessing is what they are saying I would be required to do. You say they took your phone and keys? So, this was an in-patient stay, basically? This really is infuriating. "Sorry, mommy has to go stay in a treatment program for five days".
Can you tell me anymore about your experience?
The twitch with the "3-5 day evaluation" being a lie and it turning out to be merely the first week of the standard 90 day inpatient program that they "recommend" (aka grab everyone's license by the you know what's and force them through if they want to keep it) is that they got me there and by the end of the 5 days, they had illegally, violating HIPPA, spoken with my family, scoped out the availability of $$$ and "recommended" the full on "deluxe" package of treatment, necessary to begin immediately for my own safety, BS. Family, only wanting what was best for me, fell for it hook line and sinker. Nothing against my folks. They are very supportive of me. We were all on foreign territory here and did not realize until it was too late that we were all being scammed mightily. Those crooks leveraged my needs against the opportunity to make money. Also looking back, when they dropped this bomb on me I stated I ought to go home and pack some stuff and I had a couple of personal appts (doctor, etc.) to tend to before I could tuck myself away for 3 months, they were ‘oh no, no, no, we don't recommend that, we think you should stay. What, did they think, a cash cow was getting out of the gate? These people seem to "recommend" a lot, don't they?
I went for that so called evaluation packing only for 5 days worth of underwear and a toothbrush. Certainly not for 3 months.
Now granted, this experience, I would hope is the worst of what could happen with this sort of thing, but after more than 4 years of dealing with this insanity, nothing shocks me anymore. It's all corrupt as ****.
I'm with everyone who has commented thus far. I think you need a lawyer. I think TAANA can help you find a decent one for at least a free consult and if you choose to retain, for less than $5000. I also think said lawyer should ought to be able to lobby the BON to accept a truly impartial evaluation from another psychiatrist, perhaps one covered by your insurance or does not cost an arm and a leg.