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Reported to BON for positive drug screen, what can I expect?

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by nightshifter21 nightshifter21 (New) New Nurse

nightshifter21 has 7 years experience and specializes in ER/LD.

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I have been a nurse for about 7 years now and traveling for the past 2 years. I have never been reprimanded at work for anything or fired from any job.

I take a new drug screen every time I take a new contract every 3 months. In November I took a pre-employment drug screen for a new contract and it came back positive for benzodiazepines.

I have never had a positive drug screen in my life.

The travel company I was employed with refused to let me retest even just 2 days after the positive test. They referred me to TPAPN which I then refused to sign up for so TPAPN reported me to the Texas BON.

A week after the positive UDS I took another job with a different company and had no issues with the drug screen getting hired then.

I have an attorney to help me navigate this situation but I have no idea what I should expect.

My attorney requested my file from the BON and all it has is a copy of my resume, copies of all my travel contracts, references and all the drug screens with this company (8 drug screens total) and the one positive pre-employment one.

I have sent my attorney copies of my records from the job I was hired for right after this happened to send to the BON.

Does anyone have any insight as to if I should be doing anything else or what I should expect from this?

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KatEverly is a BSN and specializes in ABSN Grad w/ previous BA in Psych.

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You could also talk to your lawyer and doctor about getting random UDS or hair follicle tests - to support the claim that you haven’t used and won’t in the future.

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Hello

I have gone through with BON . If you need someone to talk inbox will try to help. I know exactly your anger ,fear and worried of the process. You are not alone .

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You have just started your battle it's a process that will be nerve breaking and crazy. Please feel free to email me. I'm still going through it and it's a long process.

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