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.