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Case Results

Minimum Standard of Care / Gross Negligence

Client’s former employer submitted a complaint to FDOH alleging Client, a Registered Nurse, failed to follow physician orders.  Resident transferred to hospital for services secondary to respiratory failure.  The case was closed at PCP with no probable cause found

Complaint Closed at Probable Cause

Practice Beyond the Scope of Practice

Client, a Registered Nurse, was reported by a former employer for practicing outside the scope for administering Phenergan when the order was for Zofran.  Patient reported a history of adverse reaction to Phenergan.  Case closed with a Letter of Guidance at PCP.  Letter of Guidance remains confidential and is not discipline.

Complaint Closed LOG

Failure to Report Patient Abuse

Client, a Registered Nurse, was reported to FDOH for failing to timely report known alleged patient abuse.  Response to allegations noted that it was not the client’s employer who reported the matter, that the client continued in his/her current position, and others above her where aware of and had addressed the situation.  Case closed with a Letter of Guidance at PCP.  Letter of Guidance remains confidential and is not discipline.

Complaint Closed LOG

Drug Diversion / Possible Impairment

FDOH received a complaint accusing a licensed registered nurse of suspected drug diversion.   Former employer referred client to IPN (Intervention Project for Nurses) and reported the matter to the Department.  Case closed with a Letter of Guidance for inaccurate recording at PCP.  Letter of Guidance remains confidential and is not discipline.

Complaint Closed LOG

Drug Diversion / Possible Impairment

Allegations of diversion and positive initial drug test reported by Client’s former employer to FDOH.  Initial response submitted and the case was downgraded from emergency review.  The case was closed with no probable cause found.

Complaint Closed at Probable Cause

Positive Drug Test

Client reported to FDOH for reportedly testing positive for ethanol at work.  Case closed with a Letter of Guidance at PCP.  Letter of Guidance remains confidential and is not discipline.

Complaint Closed LOG

Drug Diversion

FDOH received a complaint accusing a licensed registered nurse of suspected drug diversion.   Initial response submitted and case was downgraded from emergency action review. The case was later closed at PCP with no probable cause found.

 

Complaint Dismissed

Missing Medication

FDOH received a complaint of missing Oxycodone. Client is an LPN. Initial response submitted and the case was downgraded from emergency action review. The case was closed at PCP with no probable cause found.

Complaint Dismissed

Patient Neglect

FDOH received a complaint from DCF alleging my client, an LPN, provided negligent patient care regarding medication administration.  We obtained a copy of the DCF report and submitted a detailed response package with reference letters. The case was closed at PCP with no probable cause found.

Complaint Dismissed

Medication Administration Discrepancies

Client’s former employer, Mayo Clinic, submitted a complaint to FDOH alleging multiple medication administration discrepancies.  We submitted a detailed response to the allegations defending our client’s RN license and the case was closed at PCP with no probable cause found.

 

Complaint Dismissed

Positive Drug Test

Client, a registered nurse, tested positive for methadone on a random employer ordered drug test.  Submitted a detailed explanation of mistaken ingestion of spouse’s medication. Case closed with a Letter of Guidance at PCP.  Letter of Guidance remains confidential and is not discipline.

 

Complaint Closed

Positive Pre-Employment Drug Test

Client, a C.N.A., tested positive for marijuana on a pre-employment drug test.  Submitted a response with additional negative drug tests. Case closed with a Letter of Guidance at PCP.  Letter of Guidance remains confidential and is not discipline.

Complaint Closed

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