Nurses busted again! Are the professions treated equally?

STATE REGULATIONS APPROVED
ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS — PROFESSIONAL PRACTITIONERS
http://www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/communications/rar/pdf/qu_3_10.pdf

This is a compilation of the 3rd Quarter Regulatory Action Report 2010 for the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Again, members of the nursing profession top the list. Why does the CT DPH spend so much time, and resources of the State of Ct. taxpayers focusing on this one group of professionals!? Of 102 total disciplinary actions 66 were against those in the nursing profession…that’s roughly 65%! If they’re chasing nurses this often, it leaves them a much smaller percentage of time and budgeted resources to ensure the public is protected from other health care professionals.

Total Nursing Profession = 66 (APRN 3 + LPN 28 + Nurses Aides 4 + RN 31 = 66)

Total all other health professions = 36

 …of that, 13 were MD’s)

…only 2 were mental health professionals

…only 16 were professionals regulated directly by the Ct DPH…all others are under the jurisdiction of licensing or examining boards

STATE REGULATIONS APPROVED
ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS — PROFESSIONAL PRACTITIONERS

ADVANCED PRACTICAL REGISTERED NURSES 3
BARBERS & HAIRDRESSERS 8
DENTAL HYGIENISTS 2
DENTISTS 1
EMBALMERS 1
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS 2
LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPISTS 2
LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES 28
NURSE AIDES 4
PHYSICIANS 13
PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS 1
PSYCHOLOGISTS 1
RADIOGRAPHERS 1
REGISTERED NURSES 31
VETERINARIANS 4

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