Minnesota Attorneys Defending Nurses Accused Of Addiction

Nursing is a high-stress job. Shifts are long and hours can be irregular. The stress at work can make it even more difficult for nurses with depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder caused by physical or sexual abuse in childhood, or other traumatic events to get by at work. With easy access to prescription medication and narcotics, more and more nurses are turning to the use of pain medication in order to cope. Unfortunately, doing so can put their nursing licenses at risk.

If you have been reported to the Minnesota Board of Nursing for diversion or other actions related to addiction, you need help getting through the matter with your license unscathed. At the Law Office of Sivertson and Barrette, P.A., we will stand by you and take forceful action to protect your professional license.

We represent nurses and other health care professionals before the nursing boards in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota in matters of professional license defense. Our clients include registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), including nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists and clinical nurse specialists, as well as home health care employees working in Minnesota clinics, hospitals, nursing homes and schools.

Our St. Paul law firm works hard to protect nurses fighting a range of accusations, including:

  • Falsifying orders
  • Diversion of narcotics/theft of controlled substances
  • Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act
  • Diagnosis of opioid dependence
  • Unprofessional conduct
  • Practice of the profession while ability is impaired
  • Conviction of a crime that has a connection to your fitness to practice
  • Failure to report loss of employment in accordance with state mandatory reporting laws
  • Violation of the terms of probation
  • Unsuccessful discharge from the Health Professionals Services Program (HPSP)

Located In The Twin Cities — Serving All Of Minnesota, The Dakotas And Wisconsin

While we are located in the Twin Cities, we often represent professionals from cities and towns in Greater Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. In some instances, we can represent you over the telephone or by email, so you do not need to travel to the Twin Cities.

Abuse of prescription narcotics has become an epidemic in the United States. Many people become addicted after undergoing surgery or receiving prescriptions from their doctors. They become unable to stop and end up doing things they never would have anticipated. Because narcotic misuse has become so prominent in recent years, the Minnesota Board of Nursing is taking increased disciplinary action against nurses who allegedly abuse prescription drugs.

If You Know Your License Is At Risk...

If you have received a letter from a Board of Nursing, our attorneys will help you. We will meet with you to discuss your case and carefully prepare your legal defense.

Our St. Paul lawyers are committed to defending nurses accused of addiction. For your free, confidential consultation, please call the Law Office of Sivertson and Barrette, P.A., at 651-964-6301. You can also call toll free at 800-563-3094 or contact us online.