“Protecting The Public” AZBN

It hasn’t been too long since the azbn has moved downtown in the government center in an attempt to consolidate the regulatory agencies. A move which is evidently the creation of an administration wanting to reduce costs. Several new bills which deregulate the Board’s power have been signed by the governor. Protecting the public is a phrase so commonly heard at Board meetings as to say it over & over is believing it to be factual. You feel lucky today?

Security is seldom a concern of the honest, I’m not a terrorist and really don’t know anybody that is even close to that definition. You know how that goes. So at the new Board Home the entrance is guarded by armed guards with a personnel metal detector. You feel safe going into the building. Although you notice in the long line waiting for entrance @ 8 am people are emptying their pockets and putting personal items through scanner. The lady in front of you has a fairly large metal necklace and the next person has a metal belt; no bells or whistles sound. Another administrative convenience bypass to avoid big delays. You feel lucky today?

Protecting the public starts with the laws put out by the legislative structure. Getting the legislature to understand that their orders are ignored may not equate rapidly enough to protect anybody except azbn staff. One of the major goals of this group here is to get the word to the executive branch that the Board is ignoring their orders. Many nurse interviews focus around ‘self will run riot’ at azbn. The Board does whatever it wants and the so called public protection laws are manipulated for Board convenience. New revised statutes  are ignored. What law? There is no law, just Randy Quinn & Joey Ridenour’s law. 

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