Medical Nursing

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.”

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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.

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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.

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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...

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