AZBON Deregulation

 

Recently the White House chief strategist Steve Bannon came out with the concept that the present Administrative State, or in layman’s terms, Regulatory Dictator State, account for half of budgets that are now consistently in the red.  When an Az. nurse of many years is disciplined for non-nursing events that happened 15-20 years ago in another state and then not considered disqualifying, we must consider civil defamation litigation to highlight the need for deregulation. We can not count, we really can not, the number of nurses who’ve been investigated by the AZBON and had out dated minor issues brought forward to shore up an existing complaint. If a minor violation wasn’t considered disqualifying 5-10-15-20 yrs ago, then why is it now? Its what the new White House administration calls an ‘Administrative State’, that employs thousands of people at the cost of thousands of people. The AZBON thinks nothing of publishing these antiquated events, collaborated or not.     

If I Won The Lottery I’d Open A Shelter For Abused Nurses Next Door To The AZBON On 7Th St. It Would Never Be Empty.

Another unnecessary revocation recently of a nurse defiled because she took a stance against a cowardly excop who stalked her. Ex-cop gets fired from police force for perjury then testifys  against a nurse for online threats. What a bunch of Kristie Hunter Crap. Crooked cops, crooked nurse investigators, blind judges, crooked assistant A.G.s, puppet guards, crooked doctors, and last, and treated like rubbish, one honest nurse. We now have the truth that Satan is very real, and is alive and well at AZBON.

There is sentiment throughout the national nursing community that working in Arizona would not be considered a goal. Thanks Gang for getting this info out.

 

What Is Culture?

A nurse with a long patient care history and several advanced degrees, put the question in response to the statement, “Unforgiven Culture”,  what is culture? Culture is the milieu surrounding the life you live and work in. A lost culture is when you are raised with honesty and integrity and go to work and develop the need, through your contemporaries, to lie, deceive and create a culture of fraud and intimidate others to upgrade your standing and fulfill  ambition.

Once the female activist, Sonia Johnson, gathered this sense of the culture and rebelled against it, that culture grossly jettisoned her from that group. To be a sexual slave for church elders was not a culture she wanted any part of. All cultures have sub-cultures, which in the olden days of early schools of sociology would be defined as an in-group. In-groups generally create their own culture that maybe or may not resemble its original cultural moors and training. The most important part of all Florence Nightingales’ nursing schools training was ‘understanding other cultures’. Understanding the patient’s culture was paramount to fully treating their illness. Definitely very old school training. I personally know this as I am a graduate of one of those schools.

The AZBON is a sub-culture of the nursing culture with its own moors, integrity, influence and facade for the nursing culture. It behaves with no governing body, no monitoring that is accurately reported to a regulatory superior, follows guidelines that may or may not match the laws of the state, functions as a complete separate agency governing nurses, placates judicial members, and for the nurses who are subject to their regulations, become victims of a sub-culture that has little connection or working knowledge of the culture it regulates. In short, the AZBON is a sub-culture created from a government who only wants more & more governmental regulations. As Ronnie Reagan once said, “The problem with government is government.” By the end of this year the lack of poor monitoring of such sub-cultures, and the government is stuffed with them, will cause an Arizona budget short-fall of well over 500 million dollars. Sonia Johnson knew 40 years ago all about sub-cultures. Did anybody listen?? So L that is Culture, sub-cultures(In-Groups) are unforgiven of its original culture. Sort of like a sterile abscess. You know what that is, you just cut into one.

    

 

In The Wake Of AZBON Blind Ambition

The on going stories of long time nurses who’ve ended up in the shipping lane of probably one of the most corrupted and bizarre health regulatory agencies in the country, are brought to the public eye for many to read. The following is part of an on going saga that 25 years ago would have been settled in a 5 minute hallway consult. For all you students reading this, the future belongs to your change.

 I am living very miserably in the southwest US.  My story is below, as well as, my plea to the Governor of NV to give me back my llfe and career.  Also to make as many people aware about the punitive AZ board of nursing and all the nurse’s lives that have and continue to destroy just because they can!  see also the  page ‘Arizona Board of Nursing Watchdogs’ for more nurse’s horror stories !
>
> If the public is enraged about teachers who have
> > molested school children and are still teaching….see how I
> > am being treated as a nurse NOT being allowed to nurse
> > ….and I HAVE NEVER EVER HURT ANYONE NOR EVER BEEN INVOLVED
> > IN DRUG USE/ABUSE/ MISUSE !  32 PERFECT YEARS, 3
> > DEGREES AND BEING ASKED TO ACCEPT THE LABEL OF ADDICT OVER
> > MEDICAL CANNABIS !  Oh, by the way, in case you were
> > not aware, there is a nursing shortage and NV taxpayers have
> > had to pay thousands already over this !
> >
> > Below is my letter to Gov Sandoval asking him to help me:
> >
> > Below is my story.  I am asking PLEASE Governor, PLEASE
> > help me get my license here in NEVADA so that I can help
> > your nursing shortage here in Las Vegas !  I am a good
> > person, a Christian, and NOT a freak or addict!  Please
> > ask the board to grant me a license.  I will reapply
> > again, BUT only after you have spoken to them and I hear
> > back from you !
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > May I please ask for your assistance and guidance?
> >
> > I do not have any active RN license in any state.  I
> > have a revoked RN and NP license in AZ (the last state I
> > practiced in).
> >
> > I was attacked in my garage by a woman who said she would do
> > or say anything to destroy my career.  I had my own
> > medical practice with over 2000 patients.
> >
> > She told the board in AZ I was handing out medical cannabis
> > to patients at my practice which was not true and never
> > found to be true.  However, in the investigation that
> > followed, I was ordered to take a hair follicle drug test
> > which showed + for THC.  I had a valid/ legal AZ
> > medical cannabis card for the treatment of my diabetic
> > neuropathy.
> >
> > April 2015-My attacker made false allegations to the board
> >
> > May 2015-I gave my medical practice back to the MD I had
> > been making payments to for the purchase of the practice, I
> > lost $25,000+
> >
> > June 2015-I asked the board if I was ok to take another NP
> > job in the other corner of the state to avoid my
> > attacker.  I was assured my license was free and clear
> > (OK to move)
> >
> > June 2015-Hair follicle drug test June 2015 revealing THC, I
> > informed the board of why I used medical cannabis
> >
> > July 7, 2015- I took a neurology NP position in the other
> > corner of the state and started working and seeing
> > patients.
> >
> > July 15, 2015 -I received a
> > letter from the board that on July
> > 24, 2015 when the board met, it was going to be
> > decided if they needed to suspend my license emergently in
> > the name of public safety.
> >
> > July 24, 2015-Despite my explanation and plea, the board
> > suspended my licenses in the name of public safety
> >
> > (yes, 90 days after the allegations, yes after allowing me
> > to move and see patients, yes with a perfect 32 year
> > healthcare career history)
> >
> > My mistake, I did not get a lawyer.  I felt 32 perfect
> > years, my excellent reputation, my 3 degrees (RN,
> > respiratory therapist and adult NP) all my satisfied
> > patients, no legal history, no nursing issues, no history
> > of  EVER harming a single patient, and plenty of
> > excellent references, why would I need a lawyer?
> >
> > I was left unemployed, no income, lost my home, had to
> > scramble to find someone to help me instantly so I did not
> > lose everything I had owned, including my car.
> >
> > I was ordered a psych and substance abuse eval.  The
> > provider who evaluated me submitted a very slanted report to
> > the board.  Her report never mentioned the results of
> > my hair follicle test, never mentioned legal cannabis card,
> > never mentioned my 32 year healthcare career, 3 degrees, no
> > previous trouble ever, no drug abuse/ misuse/ abuse EVER,
> > instead recommended me for intensive substance abuse rehab,
> > 500 narcotic anonymous classes, a narcotic sponsor, random
> > drug testing, and more.  To this day I do not
> > understand how this provider could and would say and do such
> > a thing.
> >
> > I was told I could go in front of an administrative law
> > judge or sign a consent agreement as the NEXT step in
> > attempts to get my license back. The board felt and believed
> > if THC was in my hair follicle, then I must have been
> > treating patients while impaired.
> >
> > I said I would go to a judge, I had done nothing wrong, and
> > verified this with the governor of AZ, Doug Ducey.  In
> > preparing for court, I learned that no matter what the judge
> > said, thought, or ruled, the board had the final
> > call.   The same board that had suspended my
> > licenses…I knew I had no chance, so decided to NOT waste
> > the taxpayers money or go down a trail leading to no closer
> > to getting my licenses back.
> >
> > So, the ONLY chance I had to get my licenses back was to
> > sign their agreement.  I had to sign agreeing to
> > ‘their facts and recipe’ to get my licenses back.
> > I signed, again without any legal counsel or advisement.
> >
> > I went to the first NA meeting, and came home and cried for
> > 4 hours, I JUST COULD NOT AGREE TO TAKE THE LABEL OF
> > ADDICT.  Additionally, I could not find a single drug
> > rehab facility in PHX willing to rehab me off medical
> > cannabis for which I had not ingested in over 4 months, and
> > for which I had a legal AZ cannabis card and qualifying
> > medical condition to use.  Also with no job, I could
> > not afford 150/month random drug testing, psych counseling,
> > support groups, nursing ethical legal
> > education.
> > So…….I ended up being ‘noncompliant’ with the
> > agreement and my licenses were revoked for 5 years.
> >
> > I moved to NV, was labeled a dislocated worker, and was
> > granted a 10K job/education retraining in information
> > technology (only after having to report racial
> > discrimination).  I earned 3 national computer
> > certifications in 6 months.  I got my first IT job and
> > experienced DAILY sexual harassment. My sexual harassment
> > documentation was discovered and I was fired !  I have
> > a current EEOC claim.
> >
> > NV Board of Nursing was willing to give me the same
> > agreement as AZ.  Again, I told them I am NOT a drug
> > addict.  I have not used cannabis now for over 18
> > months, so I declined.
> >
> >
> > Would you please advise me?  I really want to be a
> > nurse, what I was meant to be, what I had done PERFECTLY for
> > years prior to this issue in Arizona.
> >
> > Is it not ENOUGH what I have been through?  Is it NOT
> > enough that in order for me to be a nurse again, work again,
> > to be what God put me on this earth to be, I would have to
> > assume the label addict and have to be subjected to practice
> > limitations for 5 years at age 52?  Not to mention the
> > racial discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation by
> > a NV employer I have endured.  And now on unemployment
> > and a vocational rehab client over the post traumatic stress
> > of ALL of this as a barrier to successful employment.
> >
> > Please Governor,  tell me there is a way and a process
> > that you can talk with the NV Board, asking them to license
> > me without 5 years of drug rehab, psychiatric counseling/
> > evaluations, narcotic meetings, monitoring, assuming the
> > label of addict and restricted practice.  Not to
> > mention the passing of recent cannabis regulation!
> >
> > How much more can I, should I have to endure, be expected to
> > endure? How much more should the NV taxpayers have to put
> > out in regards to this?
> >
> > People are appalled at the teachers molesting children and
> > still being allowed to teach.
> >
> > How would they feel, think, and react to a nurse being
> > treated like an addict over medical cannabis in light of the
> > current nursing shortage???

PLEASE GOV SANDOVAL, IF YOU CAN PARDON PRISONERS WHO HAVE
> > ACTUALLY DONE WRONG, PLEASE WILL YOU HELP
> > ME?
> >
> > And
> > I had patients in my AZ medical practice that were judges,
> > policemen, sheriff, college instructors, doctors, and even a
> > surgeon who ALL had cannabis cards, were NEVER labeled
> > addicts, nor impaired, nor lost any privileges to practice
> > or work!
> >
> > You have my information if you would like any further
> > info.

Name deleted for security reasons.

Come Together And Stop Power Gone Wild=Support Arizona Nurses

Health Professionals File Class Action Against HPRP

Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Subject: Plaintiff’s filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of Michigan health care professionals, alleging constitutional violations related to the forced medical treatment of health care professionals involved in the State’s substance abuse monitoring program (HPRP) and the callous and reckless termination of professional licenses without due process by HPRP and the Bureau of Healthcare Services.

Three Michigan health professionals filed a federal class action for due process violations arising out of execution of a State substance abuse monitoring program known as the Health Professionals Recovery Program. According to the class action lawsuit filed today in the Eastern District of Michigan, the State of Michigan and a private contractor (Ulliance, Inc. of Troy, Michigan) engaged in a conspiracy to violate the civil rights of Michigan health professionals by involuntarily subjecting them to excessive and unnecessary treatment for substance abuse and suspending their licenses if they do not comply.

HPRP, intended as a voluntary treatment program by the legislature, has become a highly punitive and involuntary tool designed to circumvent due process, the complaint states. However, according to the complaint, Carole Engle, the Former Director of the Bureau of Healthcare Services, implemented a policy that any person who does not voluntarily submit to this unnecessary treatment would be immediately suspended without a hearing and prevented from practicing as a health professional. Carole Engle recently resigned her position after Governor Snyder refused to renew her contract with the State of Michigan. It is unclear whether her recent resignation is related to the recently filed class action.

The controversial treatment program has generated a significant amount of criticism in recent years from Michigan health professionals who have called for a class action in an effort to stop HPRP’s abuse of their broad sweeping power. For years, HPRP subjected nurses to three years of intense addiction treatment sometimes on the basis of an anonymous tip.

“We turned to the courts for fairness because HPRP’s mandate of unnecessary treatment has ruined countless lives. My life has been ripped apart by HPRP despite the fact that two evaluators determined that I do not need treatment. I am only one of hundreds who have had to choose between suspension of my license and tens of thousands of dollars worth of treatment that was unnecessary – I just couldn’t afford it, and now I can no longer practice as a nurse” said Carol Lucas, a registered nurse and a Plaintiff in the class action.

Chapman Law Group, a Michigan health care law firm, filed the complaint on behalf of three named Plaintiffs, each of whom fell victim to HPRP’s demand that they submit to unnecessary treatment or have their license suspended. The class includes Michigan health professionals who are or were participants in the Health Professionals Recovery Program during the period from January 1, 2011 to present.

The complaint and amended complaint can be seen below:

Michigan Case 2-15-cv-10337

Governors’ Request Answered

Governor Duceys’ recent request for suggestions as to what to do to overhaul the Az. Regulatory Agencies from us is this. You vetoed the term limits bill and called it “Too weak.” Your recent calls for suggestions from the public is well respected and answered by suggesting to review what other states in their condensing and consolidations of multiple agencies have done. There are many to choose from. Staffing them with professionals who’ve recently have worked the field would go a long way to simulate the reality of what is the actual.  This page has many rants that come off, in some cases, as unprofessional anger rants; it is a nurses’ page and we allow almost anything posted to remain. Their posts aren’t overly helpful in your creation of reducing the enormity of over-regulation leading to an over inflated budget. You’re on your own there. Like once said before, the truth in a silent room with lies, corruption, and legal bribery is like the sound of a shot which startles everyone. This page, as startling as some posts and comments are, are in fact that shot of the truth. The agencies are grossly effecting the health of the general public and destroying the lives of many good, experienced nurses. Good luck on your mission, should you decide to accept it. Remember, lying under oath is a felony. Lying without being under oath is just lying.

Finding Transparancy @ The AZBON

Like most dinosaurs locked into the present day disasters of the nursing professions the group mentioned here is looking into the AZBON cases against nurses we consistently interview who’ve been charged by this Board with evidence inconsistent with reality.  The following opinions by the Arizona Attorneys Against Corrupt Professional Regulations defines the evil within our governmental agencies such as the AZBON. Read Shaming Justice before working your nurses’ license into the dirt. It is pervasive!

http://www.azaacpr.org/

A Real Nurse Talks To You[R.N.]

Nightingale, if she can be remembered in the present day nurse folly, would look for women that could work. Having maturity and the physical strength and the desire to help the afflicted were the requirements to be a nurse. The following is the definition of how far present day nursing has gone to avoid that requirement. The nursing shortage doesn’t exist in the jobs that don’t require real nurses!! As complicated as this is to read, the key,’The defendant hardly recognizes the printed investigation.’ 

 Instead of being so defensive maybe if they just listen with an open mind . You say “we are professional org “and no connection with the BON. Why is Robin S in bed with them ? Why isn’t their TERM limits on her position ? Why is she giving the BON ‘what the nurses want ” ? Why is she going to BON meetings and giving input and speaking for all nurses if its all so separate? Why is the former BON member a lobbyist for the BON , one month later. Anyone look up her criminal records, or just assume their are none? Why hasn’t this AZNA supported safe staffing ratios and are against it ? Professional Organization or political?
What org is their for the nurse? When asked a NP is she believes what is on the BON web site , she responds , ‘absolutely” . News flash folks, what is printed the defendant hardly recognizes , and very little truth to it . The ‘investigation ” is basically a witch hunt. “we are glad when fellow nurse who stole drugs gets caught and reprimanded ” SO ARE WE . No druggie/ law breaker/ thief nurse gets our support . Not making the big bucks that Robin and Ridenour are, in fact all volunteers , just in case you need to discuss your complaint we are here , well, no not you., a member of AZNA . Believe me , when it comes down to the wire they will all turn their backs on YOU.