The policies of the administrative regulations are presumably followed at all levels of the government which regulates state licensed personnel to be regulated in a specialty field. Most nurses interviewed had additional concerns about a group, who are also state licensed, would openly and without abandon commit perjury that is supported by suborned perjury. Forget the tampering with evidence, however comma documents of same go out via U.S. Mail. What would be the reason for these highly illegal acts? What could allow someone to force their integrity to do or not do? Somewhere there is grease on the rails between AZBN, the A.G. office and the Adm Law Ct. Respondent interviews seldom make note of total accuracy in their investigative process; Adm Law Ct reveals the location of a big grease fitting where perjury is as common as the chair sat upon to deliver same. Where you need grease frequently you’ll find a fitting marked, ‘What difference does it make’, would be a phrase uttered in open court in response to perjured testimonies. The doctor was right, truth or a lie, made no difference. The only part of his testimony that had value.
The reason given in the article for the abrupt overhaul is stated as being slow and understaffed. Working on that motive for such a total removal of previous Bd members, and very importantly, no former member is allowed during the transition process. Oh Tell Us Mr. New Jersey Governor more!!
Public Safety is the goal of all regulatory agencies & the governor must have had concerns, if not evidence that a ‘clean house’ was in order!
For that group of nurses whose lives have been unnecessarily cremated by the AZBN which have no clue who these nurses really are. You all know who you are so if you sat there at the Adm Law Court with a chest full of U.S. medals, with the scars still showing, means nothing. Or the R.N. who came up from a C.N.A. over a thirty year period who raised three children on her own after her husband left her, one child blind. How about the nurse who may in fact be the only known person to successfully perform CPR under water. Or the nurse who carried a croupy peds 3 miles through a New England blizzard for treatment. As you sit there at the Adm Law Court hearing you are nothing, a nobody designed for abuse, lies and intimidation. Many of all the good things you’ve done as a nurse vanish if you get caught up in their corrupt world, the Bds live in a dream world and we all know who they’re not. They are not nurses, and never will be. You are a good nurse, why else would you here??
Lynch Mob with a dress code, and a slave to two masters. 1. The favors to big businesses to eliminate whistleblowers whom are busy exposing poor patient care issues.2. Their appointed missions to really protect the public. Someday the bottom will drop out!
It is unique that several nurse victims who’ve complained to the governors’ office would be recommended to contact a civil attorney. The arrogance of the white collar crime never disappoints the experienced investigator. It sometimes seems incomprehensible that repeated illegal evidence is presented at the Adm Law Court, over and over. And so often nurses remain silent??
You think justice exists in your career? You think the Adm Law Judge determining the safety of patients is accurate? Justice is for sale.
There is evidence that speaks for itself, the adm is deaf. And, ‘just so you know’, the Bd answers to no-one.
Part one: How the Corrupt Board of Nursing in Arizona Operates.
The BON itself can and does initiate discipline actions without evidence or false allegations occurring. AZBON endorses what ever the ‘investigator recommends.
A discipline matter becomes a ‘charge” and then calls the nurse a “respondent”. A chance to avoid a formal proceeding , by accepting a ‘consent agreement.”
An agreement that you cannot reasonably fulfill and the BON knows this . Most states you must work while on probation, a nurse generally cannot find work on probation, and if you are volunteering you will be fired once this is discovered. Sanctions can be extended AD INFINITY, and often extended.
If a respondent does not accept “discipline by consent ” , but prefers to defend the charges through a formal proceedings, the BON has a favorite tactic of adding another , unrelated charge against the same respondent. Most of these new charges were never initially filed at the time of their occurrence by the employer. Oddly, there is more than one nurse terminated for drug diversion who was never reported out of defensive action to prevent bad press.
Whether the second charge is justified or not is immaterial to the BON principal motive, revenue , staff AAG counsel need to make a show of earnings its salary by ‘nailing another nurse’.
By shaming a respondent with more trivial charges the BON can at least nail the respondent on the second matter even if the respondent successfully defends the first . The respondent will be financially wiped out attempting to defend two successive formal proceedings .
Thus a nurse who reacts and tries to defend a bogus or weak charge will lack the wherewithal to do anything other than cave in, when added to the mix it paints a picture of righteous actions.
When ‘discipled by consent ” recites that the nurse “agreeing out of free will without coercion , this is sheer prevarication. Charge is the BON’s gang -bang-em with charges tactic for victims have little choice.
Adm Law Judge and AAg issue unreasonable orders – the like of which would not be tolerated in the mainstream criminal judicial system.
Once a nurse is disciplined by the BON it has discretion to continue the discipline indefinitely and never bring it to a close. Perpetual Punishment.
AAG guilty of vindictive prosecution, abuse of process, abuse of discretion, and the appearance of financial impropriety. Doesn’t matter.
(BON Shelters immune nurses : )
Nurses immune or relatively immune from discipline charges include:
2)State workers (i e nurses in prisons if employed by state not private firm)
3)If still employed, from companies like Banner , whose mgmt. are mostly Mormons.
4)The concept that ‘Whistleblowers maybe immune to prosecution frequently runs parallel with the racist sentiment at the time.
This post is not for the fresh grad whose soul rises and sets on the AZBN.
April 29, 2016
RE COMPLAINT KRISTI MICHELLE HUNTER
On January 29, 2016 I was at the board of nursing , the staff sent my paperwork to Jennifer Durma in Tucson, (a CNA who lost her certification due to heroin addiction) I was standing at the desk waiting for the correct paperwork when I asked the employees behind the desk, who was the woman in the board room with long brown hair sitting next to Tammy. As a member of the public I have a right to know the name of who is involved ; with that a blond walked behind me, interupted a conversation that she was not involved in leaned into my ear and in a nasty tone, said “why do YOU want to know?” With that she flipently went through the door. I asked who she was, the staff didnt seem to know her. It was obvious she had a strong hatred towards me, and felt free to talk in a curt manner, as if she ran the place. I remembered her face, it was quit chilling the hatred she displayed.
ON April 29, 2016, I went to the board of nursing, to view a file, several people sitting in the lobby, I asked anyone nurses and if they heard about the upcoming rally which was mainly to bring attention to safe staffing ratios. A few took interest and were excited to hear, and took the information.
KristI, opened the door, told Atty Chelle, and client , it would be a minute looked at me, first a look of surprise then immediate scoul. She went back in the door but then immediately came around the back side and talked to the security guard, Kristy told the atty and client to go to a room, and then got in my face, and said, “we have complaint that you gave your information to someone who DOESNT EVEN KNOW YOU . It was like being in the middle of a ‘set up ” . who cares if she didnt know me, she took the info. I was outside during the lunch break of EC<ELIZABETH CAMBPELL > and TS<secretary for the board> . TWO employees paid to ‘watch me review a file ” . One on attorney wages , with a security guard standing at the door , who stated he is not always there during non board meeting days. A female , came up to me while I was on the phone outside, and demanded to know my name. She came outside from the nursing board office and then went back in .This whole incident was very strange she would follow me outside almost as if she was sent on a ‘mission” . I recognized a set up and didnt respond. I saw her inside later talking with Janeen Dahn, who does not doing ‘licensing ” . J D , Im sure has a desk but was at the front desk pretending to be working on the computer, but had her eyes on me everytime I looked up. Bizarre.
WOW , a second nasty encourter with someone who is representing the board of nursing? unprofessional conduct to say the least. She was in close encounter, too close to me for someone who appears to be this unstable, and instant dislike for someone she has never spoke to or knows. , but felt she had some authority to come out and publicly try to repromand me?
Her conduct was abrasive , condesending , she had a evil cold look in her eye. That , no soul, look.
No one can tell me that the board members have not been talking to each other when nurses are not there. This behavior , on two occasions was disturbing to say the least. At that point I felt, what is next with this staff? I had a recorder and left it on , waiting for the next episode to occur. at that point Elizabeth Campbell , who was ‘watching “me view my file.
I said with behavior like this you cannot insist I come alone, or not have a camera going. It is one or the other. I have the camera going, or I bring my own security guard.
This is pretty sad for a agency that is suppose to protect the public. Gang up on a nurse that was wrongly accused and play games at the board office?
This is a complaint , unprofessional conduct, KRISTI MICHELLE HUNTER
I swear this is true, to the best of my ability .
This above post is merely a tiny fraction of this out of control behavior. It wouldn’t be much of a surprise if a nurse set them-self on fire in the parking lot @ the 7th St AZBN office. Like the Tunisia event which initiated the Arab Spring.
The image of innocence of a public safety regulatory agency in view of the general population is managed by corruption. Lady Justice wears a blindfold defining ‘Justice is Blind’. The bitch has eyes here. On the street, injustice is a very lite sleeper, easily aroused.
There is an assembly line for some nurses to get in once forced by the AZBN to be psychologically evaluated. The accumulation of nurses interviews who’ve gone through this horrible experience under a monstrous exam light by a man who decides your fate for big bucks which may in fact be decided in a 15 min. conversation. Of all the nurses, and assistants, interviewed by Dr. Lett we have not found anybody who he did not recommend additional counseling for. $$ The well defined and much despised Lett is openly assessed via internet evaluation sites, and like the Bill Cosby girls, all stories are similar.
The many nurses who read this may understand the behavior generated by unjust work place discipline but certainly reject the violent responses that is a very frequent occurrence. College studies by schools of higher learning are beginning to reveal a startling rapid rise in workplace violence in response to unjust workplace discipline. Although the study is not complete the stats are unusually dislodged from administrative vision in spite of the big spike in workplace violence. Study reviewers are pumping this up as the gold standard in arrogance. Other high alert details will be kept still until all reviews are complete. You have come this far to be reading this paralyzing study stat, Arizona is running in first place and has contributed mega cases to the study.
There are many more cases to review. You maybe??
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Back in the the mid nineties there were huge medical medicare fraud indictments that delved into the billions of dollars lost in Florida through what the U.S. D.O.J. labeled the “Medical Mafia” later clarifying as groups that defraud the health care system.
If a similar term makes you think of drug dealers and criminals its only because the “Medical Cartel” phrase may easily be associated with a very bad social word. “Cartel”. And there is a reason for that.
Who is the medical cartel? They are the Guardians of the Dollar Flow. They decide which supply and demand system will generate the most money. They turn over slam dunk cases, they destroy anything that touches their money. They own Washington. So when a Banner Facility decides to defile a nurse through the AZBN it is a gorgeous display of the Cartels’ tentacles enormous over reach. Falsifying evidence and childish testimony in the Boards’ most recent green mile event. No clinical events, just gender related trash. Pull this shit in Boston you’d have a nurses’ riot, ASAP
When operating the managed reviews there at many regulatory agencies that are far and away from the real field of nursing. Who do you trust? Be that as it may, with the power house AZBN helping protecting the public safety, why is the health care system itself noteworthy for being the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S.? The volume of complaints the Board reviews in accompanying responsibilities of educational standards has easily cracked the integrity of agencies’ veneer. As well as the AG and Adm Law Court.
There is no doubt that the theme here has frequently been presenting AZBON, AG,Adm Law Ct activities in review. The nature of real nursing may have escaped some of us. So to identify that we are nurses this publication is about the ability of a seasoned nurse remaining a pivot point, with directional change, in the lives and hearts of those touched by said individual, and individuals in the patient care area.
There is so much I want to write, but so much has been written about the same subject by many people, many different ways. The bottom line, death is the final journey without a return ticket.
I recall a moment in time when I was a graduate nurse working in Fort Worth on a medical surgical floor. It was a lifetime ago, 1981. A tall lanky man with dark hair and pleasant features walked up to me with a somber expression on his face. He said, “I need to talk to somebody. Somebody who possibly could understand.” I looked at him and stopped what I was doing and asked him what was wrong. He said, “I have been diagnosed with lung and throat cancer and they want me to come in for radiation, chemotherapy and surgery. I don’t really know what I should do”. Needless to say, I was stunned and did not have an immediate reply. I scrutinized his face long and hard and came to conclusion he wanted an honest answer. After a few minutes of silence, I found the answer I thought he was searching for. “Sir”, I said. “In all honesty, I can not tell you what to do. However, I can tell you what I would do. I would liquidate any and all of my assets and sell anything I had of value and take the trip of a lifetime that I could afford. If you enjoy fishing, then maybe a fishing excursion is what you should think about. If you have children and are worried about leaving them anything, don’t worry about it. Being a good father and educating them is all they need to be successful and survive in the world. I am not telling you to do this, but this is exactly what I would do if I found myself in your position.” He looked at me for a minute and then smiled and said, “Thank you.” He then shook my hand and left. I never saw him again and heard from another nurse he never returned for his scheduled treatments.
Fast forward to 2002. My husband Mark was diagnosed with multiple diagnosis during this time, including end stage liver disease. The news hit us hard and we were silent on our ride back home. I couldn’t think of anything to say. Not one word came to mind that could ease the shock of the news we both heard. Half way through the ride, I remembered my conversation with the patient in Fort Worth. I looked at Mark and said, “Let’s sell our house and the ten acres on the river. Let’s go on a long road trip until the money is gone. We will take the ultimate vacation we put off for years. Mark was driving and pulled his eyes away from the road and said, “You would sell the house so we could do this?” I told him the house and all we acquired meant nothing without him. We sold the house in town and ten acres on the river four weeks of each other. We left Llano on October 2002, took a long leisurely trip across the Texas coast, to Louisiana,Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and ended at Key West where we lived and partied for 2 1/2 years none stop. We packed up and moved to Galveston in 2005. He died in 2008. He lived 5 1/2 years longer than the doctor initially diagnosed. him. I had quite a few friends and family ask me why I sold the house and land because they said they would never do it. I told them if I had more money and more assets, I would have liquidated them too. When Mark died, my life was over as I once knew it, and if I did not sell the house and land, I would have been miserable and sad because our house was not a home without him. The land meant nothing without him because there was nobody who enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, swimming, and just sitting on the rocks overlooking the Llano River than both of us together.
On June 2017 I went to Audie Murphy VA in San Antonio and it was was confirmed I have a mass on my neck, tongue and thyroid. The word cancer was not mentioned because the doctor wanted to have a needle guided biopsy done in radiology. I was a nurse long enough to know that biopsies are the gold standard used in confirming diagnosis. Many doctors will not mention the word cancer without the confirmation of a biopsy. . I also know that biopsies are needed to formulate treatment plans. Even though the doctor did not mention cancer, he mentioned that radiation, chemo and surgery would probably be needed in combination. I told him I refuse treatment, and would think about consenting to a biopsy. Driving back home, my thoughts were back on the patient in Fort Worth. I was going to take the same advise I offered him.