The costs of maintaining a compliant status in IPN Florida are steep.
The nurse is responsible to pay drug tests, therapy sessions, group counseling sessions, collection fees, and visits with addiction professionals and other physicians.
Participants report that they spend up to $30,000 of their own money through the course of a three-year monitoring agreement.
If you are in the IPN program but leave because you can no longer afford it, your name will be reported to the Department of Health as “non-compliant.” This can lead to formal action against the nurse’s license.
In most cases, it may be more cost effective to hire a Florida healthcare attorney. Our lawyers at Chapman Law Group can help determine if IPN Florida is your best option; in some cases, we may be able to avoid IPN costs altogether, while allowing you to maintain your nursing license.
If IPN Florida is your best option, our attorneys can help negotiate a favorable agreement that is less restrictive and less expensive than standard IPN Florida agreements. We also may also be able to help you find a private treatment that is less expensive and still is sufficient to help you maintain your nursing license.
We understand that attorney costs can discourage some nurses from seeking legal representation, particularly if the nurse recently lost his/her job as a result of the impairment allegations.
However, a negative licensing action is often a higher price than having a Florida health care lawyer on your side.
Not only can the immediate cost of sanctions be several thousands of dollars, but a negative action on your nursing license can lead to job loss.