The last case noteworthy of over regulation and ‘just plain odd’ is that case of the male nurse whose business of clinical care was bought from a physician who was in fact the main plaintiff against this nurses license which essentially centered around the loss of of money. Typically the Board would do an investigation and document every little event from drawing unordered labs to having x-rays done without a physicians order. The nurse had a history otherwise noteworthy for legal marijuana use and a ten year old history of a bipolar diagnosis. Having been very close to that nurse and watched each hearing was interestingly a well executed event of predetermined discipline irregardless of what the nurse testified to. Some physicians have very little regard for nurses and treat them, and the AZBON like a pimp treats a whore. This nurse was still working in the E.R. and doing well. Has had a good history. The probationary consent agreement was drafted before the hearings. Nurse states three witnesses all had personal issues and carried vendettas from employment issues. In the field this case is another one of many cases deemed BULLSHIT.
The point of this post is the predetermination of disciplinary action without real due process, and bringing forward old incidents that weren’t incidences of violations prior to complaint. If you don’t agree to it and take it to Adm Law Court, the license is revoked; the paperwork completed before the hearing/trial. Most nursing boards can not bring forward ancient history that wasn’t considered a violation when it occurred. This fact is noted in many cases, and in some incidences childhood family witnesses were noted to testify on phones with a jukebox heard in the background. This Board is such an embarrassment, and an obvious civil rights violator.
Posted On Governors’ site. Relentless.
Response to a wrongful termination suit won by a nurse; In Arizona the hospital would have fired the nurse then put in fake compliant to the board of nursing, who has the hospitals back. They would order a psych evaluation and get their good ole quack doc to write something stupid that will get counseling , they cant follow then revoke the license and put the blame on the nurse. Who would ever go into nursing if they knew this stuff, and AZ is worse!
On the modern road of corporate run health care the gutters are filled with dead nurses who truly define the well known phrase,”No good deed goes unpunished.” I don’t want to go into examples as it really upsets me to see my colleagues abused so much. But I have many examples. And yes, some did die for this very reason.
The first rule in protecting your nursing license goes beyond being a good nurse and a good worker, well beyond that. If you have a license in Arizona the very first thing you should do is get a license in another state, and leave Arizona. Gone are the 10 minute hallway consults to settle minor issues, like the patient didn’t get pain meds on time, or the doctor wants you fired as you told the patient, “Don’t have this surgery.” The over regulation by the AZBON is now notorious and is causing new legislature laws to protect the nurse from this Board. Think about this statement, new laws protecting nurses from a regulatory agency & discipline. The legislature now has laws for this. Really? We are now writing laws to protect the public from an agency created to protect the public? You got to be kidding! You can still work Arizona but you’d better get a back up plan if you want to stay here as corporate not only manages your employer it also runs the AZBON as well as the Attorney General. If the patients’ head falls off and the doctor says its OK, you better agree with him, or you’re toast.
Why would it be necessary to pass new laws protecting health care providers against the very agencies created to protect the public? This person, is one of the reasons why. Beth A. Campbell prosecuting health care providers by under handed fashions.