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LisaRN
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I agree with John, lol ah I mean Jason. I don’t understand the question really. Is this new job going to make you do something physical that the doc has said you can’t? If so then remind them of your limitations. Or is it you feel you are being asked to do a job you are not qualified to do or feel you have no experience in? In my state (TN) if you are asked to do a job you are not qualified or experienced in and you accept the assignment and something bad happens it is your fault because you should have refused the assignment. If you refuse on these grounds you can be fired but will not lose your license, BUT if you accept the assignment knowing you are not skilled or qualified and something happens you can lose your license as well as your job. And at my facility there is no light duty as well and you just wouldn’t be working until fully cleared by the doc. Hope this helps.

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