I am a 2 yr hospice nurse whom trained under a care manager whom encouraged me to keep extra pain medication in my vehicle for pt use in case a dying pt got "in trouble" and was unable to get any medication quickly. Her words were "never throw away a patch". For this reason I kept a few of the most prescribed meds and a variety of patch strengths. If a pt had an increase in patch strength I had one to place on him, giving the family more time to get to the pharmacy. Same way with pt's running out of meds. The first case manager transferred out and another case manager transferred in, she found out what I had been doing and in the essence of space, I was off work a month without pay, reported to the BON, and assessed by behavior health whom recommended extensive therapy for narcotic abuse. I have yet to hear from the BON, I have character letters from 3 co -workers, 1 in administration whom use to be my instructor, one from the main unit where I worked for 5 years, and one from a Pulmonologist whom I worked as a charge nurse on the floor where he admitted alot of patients.
The lady in behavior health ask alot of drug hx questions which, the few narcotic I have ever take I had a prescription for. Never had a drug screen, was allowed to return to work 4 months ago and have been working ever since waiting on a decision from this craziness.
Does this sound like something I need to get a lawyer for and what could a lawyer do?