I started in Tpapn in Summer 2019.
I had random test for a year. Then I underwent a new psychological evaluation to and was determined I did not have a substance abuse issue. I also had a Bipolar Dr and counselor letter saying I was fit and was not abusing substances.
I then asked the Texas BON for an exception to a previous order. I asked out of being drug retested since I had a year and verifiable evidence. I then asked to be released from having a psychiatrist clear me quarterly. I asked that my counselor be able to but I can use several different prescribers, NP Counselor, PA. I was then released from drug testing.
now that I am working I can ask for another Board exception in September I believe.
by then I will have been working 5-6 months and by the time the Board reviews my exception to be unencumbered it will be around a year. I’m supposed to have 1 year supervised direct and one indirect.
however I am going to ask for my mental health provider you release me from being monitored. I mean ask to be released to practice unsupervised. Then submit to the Board.
my mental health monitor is allowed to however to release me any time from being monitored by them and the Board but since I have bipolar my treatment will continue. But I plan on starting to get all this prepared now so I can have it all submitted.
hopefully I will be able to be released around the beginning of 2022.