Question by Mandosia : should he be allowed to keep his pharmacy license? why or why not? A pharmiacist who has been licensed by the state for nearly 15 years and has an impeccable record comes boefore the board in response to discovery of two arrest and convictions, within ten years, for DUI “driving under the influence”. where any laws broken? Best answer:
Answer by Invisigoth
yes, the law that was broken was driving under the influence.
now does his board require that he self report when he gets this type of charge?
If it does & he didn’t report it then a law wasn’t broken but a requirement that he follow procedure to keep his license was broken & pending the outcome of their investigation, he could very well lose his license. (folks in high security jobs have to self report this type of charge & if they don’t then they can lose their security clearances–& their jobs–when the charges are discovered. self reporters are given more leniency than those who are discovered.)
2 DUIs indicates a potential problem: either he has or had an addiction or he was exercising poor judgment in driving under the influence. both things are red flags that he may have a problem that could show up at work & affect his clients.
it also will depend on how long ago these charges were & how far apart they are:
are they several years ago?–then it’s in the past & he’s probably learned from it
are they very recent?–then the problem may be new & exists now
are they close together when they occurred?–close together shows they belong to the same time period.
Is one long ago & the other more recent? —then it’s a long term ongoing problem.
They are trying to determine if they have someone who is reckless, implusive, exercises poor judgement, or has an alcohol or drug addicition. someone who is reckless or impulsive or exercises poor judgement might not pay attention at work & could give the wrong meds to someone. some one w/ addicitions may be stealing from work or maybe mentally impaired while they are working & place the public in danger from misfilled prescriptions
he should review his licensing requirements & prepare himself for his interviews & the pending investigation.
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