In August, 2013, the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing drastically changed the interpretation of the statute governing suspension of a nursing license for a violation under the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act.
On or around July 9, 2014, the Pennsylvania Nursing Board revised its Application for Exam and/or Graduate Temporary Practice Permit (TPP) and Re-exam. The application now asks the following question:
If you have successfully completed the three years in the VRP (Voluntary Recovery Program), congratulations. I know it is a long and difficult process.