SIS For Possession Of A Controlled Substance.
(St. Louis, MO)
I received an SIS in 1997 for possession of a controlled substance. I successfully completed my probation and the record was closed. Since then, I have completed school and attained credentialing as an RRT.
I applied for my Missouri State Board for Respiratory Care license. The board approved my license, but took disciplinary action and placed my license on probation for 2 years with a stipulation that I must show all respiratory employers the order of probation before being hired. In the order, it lists my guilty plea, probation, and charges.
I received a job offer from a company after I passed their background and drug screens. After I explained to them about the probation and presented them with the order, they rescinded their offer of employment. I was under the understanding that after I completed my probation, there was no conviction and the record was sealed.
What am I going to do now? I owe $30,000 in student loans that got me through school, and now I cannot find employment for a mistake that I made 17 years ago!
Sounds like she recieved a kind of "provisional" license for the first two years. The stipulation (which can only be a stipulation if she also agrees/accepts it).
This does sound like a strange policy-but I don't think the board is doing something they do not have the authority to do. They could have refused to license her at all.
Presumably, after the two year period, she is relieved from having to show the SIS paperwork. In her case, it is now a clsoed record w/no conviction but probably becuase of the nature of the charge??, the board has a statutory obligation to require her to make prospective emplioyer aware of it-maybe to shield them from liability.
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