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Nurse Falsely Accused of Stealing Drugs Avoids HPRP and Sanctions

Professional:
Registered Nurse (RN)

Primary Issue:
A Michigan nurse was falsely accused of removing controlled substances without a physician order (drug diversion). The state undertook an investigation into the complaint that the nurse was stealing drugs. During the investigation, there was no evidence that the nurse was stealing drugs, or that any of the drugs were unaccounted for at the facility. However, the state’s investigator substantiated a complaint against the nurse despite the fact that there was no evidence of drug diversion. The nurse was referred to the Health Professional Recovery Program (HPRP) for the alleged drug diversion. The nurse retained Chapman Law Group to defend her against the allegations for stealing drugs.

Result:
The nurse worked closely with attorney Rob Welch regarding the allegations of stealing drugs and the referral to HPRP. Attorney Welch was able to educate the client on alternatives to the HPRP program. After extensive preparation the nurse was found to not be a candidate for the HPRP program and the allegations of stealing drugs were dismissed. The nurse is able to continue to practice as a nurse without restrictions and without any sanctions on her nursing license.

Areas of Law:
Nursing License Defense
HPRP
Drug Diversion
Nursing Standards of Practice

Attorney:
Robert A. Welch, Jr.

 


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This information is a sample of our past results. Prospective clients may not obtain the same or similar results. Every case is different and each case must be evaluated and handled on its own merits. The circumstances of your case may differ from the results provided. The information provided has not been reviewed or approved by the Florida Bar.


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