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  1. RNlove12

    Anyone left TNPAP before contract end?

    What evidence do you have that this is true? Do you know of this happening to multiple people who have dropped out voluntarily - not for failing? This is not an accurate statement. The BON can not just revoke your license for not completing a program which you voluntarily entered with no connection to your license in the first place. Please share your reasoning, facts, and evidence for this comment. Did a lawyer advise you of this? Did you seek a second opinion from another lawyer and they also say this is true? I am pretty sure every medical license falls under this - any one with a medical license has a property right to their license.
  2. RNlove12

    Anyone left TNPAP before contract end?

    I think you are right - there is a huge fear of them (rightfully so) but their actual abilities are legally limited. We are just too scared (once again, rightfully so) to stand up for our rights. I will definitely.
  3. RNlove12

    Anyone left TNPAP before contract end?

    They were not meant that way to anyone! I am sorry they "sounded" like that to you! I hope you can move past it as it has nothing to do with the thread! Thank you for the feedback.
  4. RNlove12

    Anyone left TNPAP before contract end?

    I posted that and then spoke with the lawyers to answer that last question and your first statements, so your assumption I did this and "know everything" is wrong. I did not call anyone uneducated. I did not call anyone fear mongering. Please do not put words in my mouth. You seem to have taken my response personally by saying "do not belittle" people, which I was certainly not and not saying educate yourself to anyone in particular. This was my own personal general advise, which this is a public forum, so just as you responded with your own personal comment, I will as well. You are RIGHT! They absolutely violate rights. And they will continue to do so unless we stand up for ourselves. So I 100% agree you! They have your license in a vice grip for sure for many if not most if you are there for the nondisciplinary part of it - and I am glad the program is around for that reason! I may be seeking advice from a minority of people here but it is very difficult to find people in similar position to me, so while I am unsure why you are quite defensive and seem offended by my response, I seek information from those that have gone through this similar to me just as I am sure you have done.
  5. RNlove12

    Anyone left TNPAP before contract end?

    I am aware the they will notify the TN Board of Health. They can only simply notify them of my "file closure." They have to say you're a public threat to actually release ANY information from your file, and if they do that they must have EVIDENCE you are a threat. It can not just be said you are - this is a VERY SLIPPERY slope. For many who have been compliant, your TNPAP file should be sparkling. Mine is and in fact I have never had any positive anything at anytime. Therefore, per the lawyer, they can no just say I am a threat. Once again, know facts before misleading people on these forums. Scaring people is not always the best way to go and there are people in these programs that most likely should not be there and have rights to not be in them and spending a fortune and time on stuff that is not needed nor warranted.
  6. RNlove12

    Anyone left TNPAP before contract end?

    So what evidence do you all have that the BON will "take serious action?" I have consulted a lawyer, two actually, one of which is a lawyer WITH THE BON! They CAN NOT take "serious action" against me for voluntarily entering TNPAP with no history of an incidences and great standing as far as work and legally. They can not punish you for having done nothing wrong with your license. They can inquire as to why the file was closed with TNPAP, but even that I do not have to answer. TNPAP can not claim you are a public threat if you are not currently working either. That is a serious allegation and can not be made just because I leave TNPAP. This is all straight from a lawyer. Many comments on these threads are similar to the ones above and seem to have no evidence to support them. I am not recommending anyone leave, but my situation with this "helpful" program has caused way more damage and ZERO help. It is a non-disciplinary way to go if you need or are in danger of discipline. I did nothing at work or while working or in and around work. It is not true that any action can be taken against anyone in these programs for any reason. I would say to get facts before posting these comments. I have been in the program for nearly a year now so I am not new and have heard ALLLLL the stories. Please educate yourselves before you allow anyone to run you over. If you did have work issues, then a program is definitely beneficial for you and a great alternative to losing your license. For those of us that "voluntarily" enter based on threats, lies, or someone else's agenda - educate yourself! You have rights and they are not all powerful, all mighty people who can just get your license suspended or revoked.
  7. I voluntarily entered TNPAP (after being lied to in treatment and threatened unethically). I was never "caught" at work or accused or anything else that I have read on here. I have not been able to find a job and this has seriously affected my family financially. I simply want to know if anyone that was not diverting at work or has never been in ANY trouble at all and who voluntarily entered TNPAP has ever left before their contract ended. I do not think there is anything anyone could do, including the BON, or if they would even look twice at the notice TNPAP would send that says "file closure," as stated in my contract. It says they MAY notify the Tennessee BOard of Health of my file closure. It says they MAY notify the BON if they think I am a current public threat, which I am not working so I am not a threat. I have never had a positive drug screen with them. To me, it seems the BON could do nothing as the records at TNPAP are also confidential, though there is nothing in those records that would cause me any trouble anyway. I can not imagine the BON, if notified, would go to any length to try to do anything against a nurse that has no trouble and voluntarily entered. I mean at worse I would think they might inquire as to why I entered, and while I would tell them even that I don't think I would HAVE to tell, as that is also confidential information. They would have to go through some serious legal steps to gain any information. Anyone out there ever left?
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