Atalie Mitchell Loses State Nursing License for Stealing Drugs from Patients, Using Post-Rehab
Patch.com gets the scoop.
A California Board of Registered Nursing complaint discloses Mitchell mishandled medicine for seven patients at Hoag, which fired her on April 15, 2009. She had admitted to a hospital attorney that the syringes that were found belonged to her and that one had contained Digoxin that was supposed to be given to a patient. She confessed she stole drugs from patients.
Mitchell entered a drug rehab program in July 2009 with the stipulation she would refrain from alcohol, painkillers and other mind-altering substances, but she would test positive on March 18, 2011, and April 5 for the painkiller Buprenorphine, according to state investigators.
Besides being barred from nursing in California, Mitchell must pay for the investigation and enforcement of her case, Patch reports.
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