Philadelphia, PA asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Health Care Law for Pennsylvania

Q: My emplloyer had accused me of falsely writing scripts of narcotics and stealing the medication when it arrived at my f

I am RN . I accidently wrongly put in a doctors order for a narc in the wrong resident name , I told another nurse when the med arrived he told me what to do send it back to pharmacy he faced it over and I called them . Can I get charged for this ???

1 Lawyer Answer

Cary B. Hall

Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Norristown, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Anyone can get charged criminally for anything, and it happens all the time. Will it happen to you? No idea.

If it does, and it really was a mistake at work, then cooperate with the authorities and tell them what happened. Same with your employer. If you did nothing intentionally wrong and have nothing to hide, then -- as they say -- the truth shall set you free.

If you are charged criminally, however -- and I hope you won't be -- I'm happy to discuss the specifics of your case offsite. Please contact me if that occurs; otherwise, best of luck!

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