Nurse prescribed narcotic

  1. I won't be going to work on the medication obviously, but I was prescribed narcotic cough syrup because I'm hacking and choking on phlegm. But I am curious, what do you do if you're on a long-term narcotic for your own health reasons? Prescribed legitimately of course.
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  3. by   MunoRN
    It depends on your specific employer's policies. If you don't work in direct patient care or other position that can considered "safety sensitive" then your employer may not be able to restrict legally prescribed medications, but if your position can be argued to be a safety sensitive job then they can place restrictions on use of even legally prescribed medications.