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Accused of diverting non narcotics

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by southern rn southern rn (Member) Member Nurse

southern rn has 19 years experience .

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Recently accused of diverting non narcotics ( muscle relaxers, also couple other meds were listed..toradol, lidocaine). Bon investigator called me and wants to meet.I have contacted a lawyer. Don't want legal just would like to know if anyone has dealt with anything similar and also if anyone could tell me what to expect as far as the process of an investigation, the steps it goes thru or what I may expect.overwhelmed atm and about to seriously have a breakdown over all this.

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I wouldn’t talk to a board investigator without a lawyer.  I did and I regret it . I spilled my guts to the investigator thinking they would understand.After  I talked to the board investigator it took 3 1/2 years and I still worked all that time. I now have a board contract so I’m in thedisciplinary section of monitoring . ThankGod my DON is vey understanding and I am working while I’m on probation . Thankfully my license is active with no restrictions- except I can’t work over 88 hrs in a 2 week period. Hell I can’t work overtime anyway because I have to attend 3 AA meetings a week and have random drug screens.  I will be so glad when my 2 years are up, I just got started 3 weeks ago.  

 Good luck!  Are you currently working . Did you actually divert the meds?

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southern rn has 19 years experience.

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Yes I work and no! Of course I don't think that matters much in this day and age.it's more like I have to prove I'm innocent instead of them proving me guilty

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5 hours ago, southern rn said:

Yes I work and no! Of course I don't think that matters much in this day and age.it's more like I have to prove I'm innocent instead of them proving me guilty

Yes you’re so right! Just don’t talk to an investigator without an attorney 

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Let your attorney handle everything. Be careful what you admit to. If they are only accusing you of something without proof then I would stay as quiet as possible and admit nothing. BUT if you think you need help then go seek help privately at a rehab and don’t tell anyone you are a nurse. 

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southern rn has 19 years experience.

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the only thing that was said between me and the investigator was me her returning her call and me verifying I had a complaint and I told her I was going to get a lawyer.I am not admitting anything but like I said I'm not sure it's going to matter.its going to end up being a he said she said type of thing and honestly I look guilty but I'm not.I did talk to an attorney today and he is going to contact her.what I would like is input from anyone that has been through this.what happened when you met with the investigator, and what happened from there?does she present it to the board, files a claim, what? what are the steps in this process?I am so overwhelmed I would just like to help prepare myself for what is to come.

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4 hours ago, southern rn said:

the only thing that was said between me and the investigator was me her returning her call and me verifying I had a complaint and I told her I was going to get a lawyer.I am not admitting anything but like I said I'm not sure it's going to matter.its going to end up being a he said she said type of thing and honestly I look guilty but I'm not.I did talk to an attorney today and he is going to contact her.what I would like is input from anyone that has been through this.what happened when you met with the investigator, and what happened from there?does she present it to the board, files a claim, what? what are the steps in this process?I am so overwhelmed I would just like to help prepare myself for what is to come.

What happens is she interviews you in front of your attorney. Depending upon what you say to her and admit to, will decide what happens next. After getting an attorney they will no longer contact you. They will go through your attorney. The Investigator will finish her investigation and present it to the board. If they feel they have a case against you they will let your attorney know via letter.  If they don’t feel they have a case or enough evidence and admission then your attorney will most likely get a letter of warning to give to you.  

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Glb12287 specializes in Med surg.

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Southern... I am in a very similar situation, in a similar stage. I’d love to talk to you. Maybe we can try to tackle this together and share our learned info from these fine people who have experience in this. I’d really love that if you would too...

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Unfortunately very, very desperate people, including nurses, will divert anything you can ever think of.
Including all types of very random substances.

People have found thousands of ingenious ways to abuse various things, which is why you show ID to buy cold medicine.

If you are a nurse who thought you could steal a little of this, that and the other, your day is coming. As well it should.

You are in for a lengthy, and very expensive drug testing program.

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14 minutes ago, Oldmahubbard said:

Unfortunately very, very desperate people, including nurses, will divert anything you can ever think of.
Including all types of very random substances.

People have found thousands of ingenious ways to abuse various things, which is why you show ID to buy cold medicine.

If you are a nurse who thought you could steal a little of this, that and the other, your day is coming. As well it should.

You are in for a lengthy, and very expensive drug testing program.

umm..I didn't do it.i would never " steal a little of this, that and the other.. that's why I'm so stressed hell if I was guilty I would own it.

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1 minute ago, southern rn said:

umm..I didn't do it.i would never " steal a little of this, that and the other.. that's why I'm so stressed hell if I was guilty I would own it.

Good luck. I have been falsely accused of various things, but not drugs. 

It takes a very long time to live it down.

Apparently somebody hates you. Figure out why.

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TESSIENP specializes in Nurse practitioner.

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Lawyer, any day of the week.   Get a lawyer, tell the investigator that everything will be handled thru him or her.  Make sure the lawyer has knowledge of medical boards.  Your lawyer will set up a time for the investigator to interview you and should be present during the questions.   Mine was on conference call .  

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