My husband was convicted of diverting a prescription medication (lidocaine patch -- not a controlled substance). This conviction was a Class B felony. It has taken almost 2 years for the Nursing Board to prepare to consider his case. He has submitted his statement and we will wait however long for them to make a decision.
I am looking for information about what to expect and what to prepare for long-term.
Does anyone have experience in what the Nursing Board might do in such a situation? Is it most likely that he will lose his license altogether? There seem to be programs available to keep a nursing license IF there was a substance abuse problem--but that isn't the case here.
If he is issued a reprimand or a probationary license--is there any hope of him finding another job?
If he has to wait until 5 years have expired and go through the process of having the conviction vacated--would be able to renew his LPN license after that?
Any advice/experiene/opinions would be helpful.
Should he just bag it and try to retrain for another career at 56 years old?