Accused of Stealing a Patient’s Medication: We Can Help

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Dec 29, 2023 | 0 Comments

As a physician or a nurse, you were likely drawn to your profession to help others. The years of sacrifice you've made getting an education and building your professional reputation have given you a special standing in the community. When people trust their loved ones at their most vulnerable to your care, they trust you. But that trust can easily be broken if you're facing accusations that you've stolen a patient's medication. If that happens, you need the Lento Law Firm's experienced Professional License Defense Team to protect your rights and professional reputation. Call 888-535-3686 or contact the firm to schedule your consultation today.

Misconduct That Can Impact Your License

As a nurse or a doctor, you can face misconduct allegations, investigations, and license suspension or revocation for a whole list of actions, sometimes on the word or suspicions of just one other person. Potential violations can include:

  • Alcohol and substance abuse,
  • Sexual misconduct,
  • Dishonestly in the application process,
  • Conviction of a felony,
  • Not meeting the acceptable standard of care, and
  • Prescribing medication unnecessarily or exceeding necessary dosages or amounts, among others.

You could face a reprimand, a suspension, or you could lose your license for any of the above violations if your state licensing board finds you responsible. Allegations that you've stolen a patient's medication as a doctor or a nurse could harm your career, even if the board's investigation finds the allegations without merit.

Drug Diversion Allegations

Allegations of drug abuse or misuse are taken very seriously by state medical licensing boards, and the board will investigate. However, often, these accusations are related to a failure to properly document dispensed medications or the use of the Pyxis System or another narcotic delivery system. Hospitals and healthcare providers often use a printout from the Pyxis System to document the medications dispensed to patients. While technology can help prevent errors and monitor inventory, the system is not foolproof. Sometimes, human and technology errors can result in incorrect medication documentation. Unfortunately, proving your innocence in the face of a mistake can be challenging. If you're faced with an allegation of stealing or diverting medications, you need the skilled Professional License Defense Team to back you up as soon as possible.

The Professional License Defense Team at the Lento Law Firm Can Help

An investigation from a healthcare licensing board can devastate your career. Even if you're eventually found blameless, often, the accusations may already have damaged your professional reputation. Even allegations can hurt your career. That's why you need the Lento Law Firm's experienced Professional License Defense Team guiding you from the beginning. They've been fighting for nurses, doctors, and other healthcare providers for years, and they can help you, too. Call them at 888.535.3686 or contact them online to schedule your consultation today.

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Joseph D. Lento

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