The Diversion Program Pros and Cons

The Conundrum Caused by Board of Registered Nursing RN’s Diversion Program Letter : Solving the Diversion Mystery By: Jennifer Coalson-Perez, Executive Director RN Guardian, Mystery-Solver Extraordinaire How does a California Registered Nurse make an informed decision regarding whether or not to enter the BRN’s Diversion program if it doesn’t sound like it is even an option? …

Beware Calling Maximus for the “Confidential Consultation” When Considering Entering the Board of Nursing Diversion Program

Board of Nursing Diversion Program When does the term “confidential” really mean confidential? 1. When you tell a five year old to the keep ice cream you bought her before dinner a secret. 2. When you disclose personal information regarding an addiction to the BRN’s Diversion Provider, Maximus, who promises that that the initial consultation will …

Diversion Program Frequently Asked Questions

DIVERSION FAQ’s Q. I received a letter from the Board of Nursing offering me the Diversion Program because I am being accused of taking medication from my facility because of some waste discrepancies. What should I do? This a very personal decision: if you did take the medication for personal use because you have a …

Why CODE § 2770.12 Should Scare the Scrubs Off You

Why CODE § 2770.12 Should Scare the Scrubs Off You RNG recently discovered what an absolute omniscient hold the BRN’s Diversion Program has over their Nurse Participants, so much so that a nurse can’t even get her own records to exonerate herself from a disciplinary proceeding that will forever ruin her career. A terrified nurse …

What Happens If A RN Diverts From Diversion?

What Happens If A RN Diverts From Diversion? RN Guardian’s Panel Attorneys, Goyette & Associates’ have  recently represented a number of Nurses who have either withdrawn or been removed from the Board of Registered Nursing’s Diversion Program. G&A attorneys have actually begun advising our clients that surrendering their license may be the best option, and …

Why The BRN’s Diversion Program Doesn’t Work

A Year Later: Why BRN Diversion Program Doesn’t Work A few days ago I took a call from “Sarah,” a RN who was fed up with the irrational demands of California’s Nursing Diversion Program. She wanted out. Four days prior, I spoke with “Lucy,” a RN who was considering BRN Diversion Program because she didn’t want to have her license revoked. So What …

October News: The Diversion Issue

NEWS ProPublica Discusses The BRN’s Diversion Program ProPublica is the public watchdog group that incited public outcry last year with their piece on the Board of Registered Nursing: Loose Reins on Nurses in the Drug Abuse Program by Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein, ProPublica: Nov, 2009. Diversion, embraced in various forms by many regulators, is intended to protect both …