Increasingly, state legislatures and nursing boards across the country are weighing the possibility of giving nurse practitioners (NPs) the authority to treat patients without the oversight (at least on paper) of a physician. According to the American Association of...
New PNAP — Work Place Restrictions
“The licensee shall not work in any practice setting without workplace monitoring. The constant physical presence of the monitor/supervisor is not required. However, workplace monitoring requires that the monitor/supervisor be always readily available and accessible to the licensee via communication device. If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact your PNAP case manager for clarification.”
Medical marijuana and Pennsylvania State Police — More Illegal Car Stops
Another case where a Pa State Trooper makes up facts, charges someone with a criminal offense which the law determines is not illegal and the courts have to intercede to straighten the state police out. Call me to discuss your MMA card, police stop, DUI investigation
The PHMP – VRP, for SARPH, PNAP, PHP — a refresher….a must read.
The VRP terms and conditions are based upon licensees admitting to an addiction or impairment. Any licensee who agrees to the terms of this pre-Board ordered program without clearly understanding what they are doing risks their entire career.
Medical Marijuana, Health-Care students, NO Reasonable Accommodation
I write extensively about medical marijuana and health care related employment. https://www.phila-criminal-lawyer.com/medical-marijuana/I write extensively about Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act and issues associated with securing a Medical Marijuana Card in...
PA Wage and Collection Law, Covid 19 and Nurses Working Excessive Hours
A long-term client called me today, and related the following story: Before Covid, she worked an average of three, 8 hour shifts for 24 hours. After Covid, she worked five or six, 12 hour shifts, routinely working 55 or 60 hours a week. However, her nursing home employer was still only paying her 24 hours a week.
This is illegal. Pennsylvania’s Wage Payment and Collection Law gives powers and duties to every employee for the civil collection of wages. Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law provides for civil and criminal penalties including 10% and 25% escalating penalties for employers who fail to properly pay wages absent any good faith dispute.
Covod-19 Potential Exposure Risk Assessment
Interim U.S. Guidance for Risk Assessment and Public Health Management of Healthcare Personnel with Potential Exposure in a Healthcare Setting to Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update: This Interim Guidance was updated and archived on April 12,...
Is it Time to Terminate your PHMP Contract ? — End The Torture
I represent health care professionals in Pennsylvania’s health care monitoring program called teh PHMP, PNAP, SARPH, PHP. Some are int he program voluntarily. Some are forced. Some of my clients’ contracts have been extended from 3 to 5 to 7 years in either PNAP, SARPH, or the PHP for a minor, singular violations of their Consent Agreement or Board Order. Some of these extensions are forced or voluntarily entered. Call me.
Pennsylvania Suspends Certain Licensure Requirements for State Board of Psychology, and State Board of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Professional Counselors
March 22, 2020 Pennsylvania Suspends Certain Licensure Requirements for State Board of Psychology, and State Board of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Professional Counselors In order to increase the number of health-care practitioners available to...
State Board of Nursing: Additional Temporary: License Renewal Waivers
March 27, 2020 State Board of Nursing: Additional Temporary Waivers Summary: The Department of State’s Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA) requested, and Governor Wolf granted, waivers to several regulatory/statutory provisions related to the...