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  1. GaryRay

    Fellow Nurse with a no moral compass

    Sorry poor terminology, 'Misprision of felony' ... The federal definition of misprision requires that, "(1) the principal committed and completed the felony alleged; (2) the defendant had knowledge of the fact; (3) the defendant failed to notify the authorities; and (4) the defendant took affirmative steps to conceal the crime of the principal." It'll still be your ass if she gets busted and any proof you know about it surfaces... like this message board for instance. My sister did 3 years in federal prison for a similar scenario, any indictment would still be board reportable. If it were me, I would consider my need to maintain a license and career over her need to play bad girl. If you can get her into treatment to help her and save her license do it. But "minding your own business" puts you both (and her patients) at risk.
  2. GaryRay

    Fellow Nurse with a no moral compass

    If she's trafficking drugs she's probably abusing them as well. Give her a chance to get help through TPAPN so she can keep her license. But at the end of the day you are a mandatory reporter. if she is impaired or committing felonies (especially something having to do with drugs) you can report her to the nursing board anonymously. It may sound cruel, but if she's really your friend you should want to help her. If she is involved in illegal drugs she doesn't need to be given a prescription pad. You should know most of all how hard NPs have worked in various states for autonomy and scope of practice. I don't want someone making these choices representing our profession. But she still deserves some due process and a chance to get help before her livelihood is jeopardized.