What is this question asking?

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On the application for licensure in IL the question asks

"Have you had or do you now have any disease or condition that interferes with your ability to perform the essential functions of your profession, including any disease or condition generally regarded as chronic by the medical community, i.e., (1) mental or emotional disease or condition; (2) alcohol or other substance abuse; (3) physical disease or condition, that presently interferes with your ability to practice your profession?

Are they asking if I had one of the listed items that would PRESENTLY interfere with my ability to practice? OR Are they asking if I ever had one of the listed items in the past?

I was dependent on alcohol back in 2006. I have been sober since 2008, so alcohol is no longer an issue.

How should I answer this question??

If

RN403, BSN, RN

1 Article; 1,068 Posts

The way the question is stated leads me to believe they are asking about past and present issues.

macfar28

macfar28

Has 20 years experience. 138 Posts

...that interferes with your ability to perform the essential functions of your profession...

If alcohol is no longer an issue then that's a no.

Graduatenurse14

1 Article; 630 Posts

They are asking about past and present issues but even the fact that they are asking it tells me that they would never hire anyone who answers yes to any of them.

VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych. Has 20 years experience. 142 Articles; 9,974 Posts

Youve been sober for 7 years. If your alcoholism doesn't interfere with your ability to practice safely, the answer should be No. No need to borrow trouble.

QuietRiot

QuietRiot

292 Posts

On the application for licensure in IL the question asks

"Have you had or do you now have any disease or condition that interferes with your ability to perform the essential functions of your profession, including any disease or condition generally regarded as chronic by the medical community, i.e., (1) mental or emotional disease or condition; (2) alcohol or other substance abuse; (3) physical disease or condition, that presently interferes with your ability to practice your profession?

Are they asking if I had one of the listed items that would PRESENTLY interfere with my ability to practice? OR Are they asking if I ever had one of the listed items in the past?

I was dependent on alcohol back in 2006. I have been sober since 2008, so alcohol is no longer an issue.

How should I answer this question??

If

See the above highlighted text.

twinsmom788

twinsmom788

368 Posts

The answer is "no"