PHMP-- INCREASED TRAPS FOR THE PROFESSIONAL IN PENNSYLVANIA
A REVIEW OF AN EMAIL THAT REPRESENTS CALLS, LETTERS, AND OTHER EMAILS I RECEIVE EVERY WEEK
The EmailHere is an email I received this week
RN w a PA license started pnap program 4 yrs ago and they will not let me out if the program. I fulfilled all the requirements and I'm over the amount of time stated in my contract. Every months they come up w something new and threaten to add another year to three. They also threaten if I contact a lawyer I can kiss my license goodbye and I truly believe they have the power to do anything at this point.
They treat me as if I have a substance abuse and test me relentlessly and at one point bc of ice n snow I missed testing they cut my hair and did hair analysis which was negative. In four years I have never had a positive test. And that's w 1,2,3,4 times testing. Month. I was supposed to be released in November 2016 I missed a call in the day I was leaving for the beach. Packing for 6 kids 10yo and younger for a week distracted me a bit. That is when they threatened to add 3. More yrs for noncompliance. I'm already over my time! Yesterday I could not make a test bc 3 of my kids were vomiting and Had high fevers I could not drag them out w out torturing them. So again I'm getting threatened w more time and or never seeing my license again. I went I to this program thinking they were here to help me. Obviously they are here for the $$ and to make near impossible to complete the program. I'm stuck. They have taken all the money I have. No I'm finding out it's not the pnap making the calls it's the testing company.
What the Email Really MeansThis is email presents legal issues about which I receive calls every week. This email is reflective of the PHMP and PNAP, how the treat their enrollees in the program. Read this email again before signing any documents and call me.
More importantly, understand the exploding opiate addiction pain medication problem our cities, states, rural areas, and country is facing. Stepped up offering and then enforcement of the impair professional program, and all of its terms and conditions, is reflected in the statistics a recent news article discussed. http://6abc.com/health/growing-number-of-nurses-facing-addiction-/1582837/
However, the statistics cited int he article,73% of all disciplinary cases are for drug and impairment issues, only reflects the stepped up threats, coercion, and intimidation the program administrators are using in convincing people to go into the program that some do not really need. Read my many other blogs discussing how single offense DUIs, Public Drunkenness, and other minor infraction are brought tot he Board's attention, resulting in PHMP and PNAP "Letters of Concern" being sent to professionals and scaring them into the program.
Call me to discuss your case.