Honolulu, HI asked in Employment Law and Health Care Law for North Carolina

Q: Should I voluntarily surrender my RN license?

I'm a RN licensed in NC. Have an allegation against me for possible drug diversion. I have a prescription for the drug they wanted to test me for - so I refused the drug screen and quit my job, trying to protect my license- knowing it would be positive and not knowing what was going to happen to my license. The patient denied getting the med I administer. Now I can either fight the allegations or voluntary surrender my license for a minimum of a year. I'm not sure if I want to be a nurse anymore, but worked hard for it. I can find employment elsewhere. Wondering what would be the best choice?

1 Lawyer Answer
Kirk Angel
Kirk Angel
  • Concord, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: I have been representing nurses, and other licensed professionals, who are facing discipline for many years now. I can tell you that is a complex question, the answer to which will depend on a number of different factors. Your best bet is to set a consultation with an experienced attorney to fully discuss your situation.

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