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1. The prescription was called in. Our employees are allowed to call in Rx for our patients but not for anyone who is not a patient. She called it in for her mother - antibiotic. I wouldn't have known of it but the pharmacy caller regarding allergies.
2. Against the LVN, she is currently pregnant and we are worried that terminating for any reason may still be an issue. She has had a few issues in the past nothing of this magnitude
Just one more quick question. Can we write her up now and fire in say 2 weeks when we figure things out with replacement or would you advise immediate action?
We did fire our emploee in the last few days as we would have a very hard time in the office but will do it on Monday. I know this is against your advice. Since she will be a new mom and she is a best friend of our star employee, we would rather not report her to the state nursing board or the police. If we don't report her, is there another way we can protect ourselves if she were to come back and say we fired her for being pregnant?
From one end we want to protect ourselves but from another we don't want to harm her either. She is not a malicious person.
So far we thought we would have her sign our normal discharge paperwork where we would write:
Discharged on Jan. 7 For unauthorized calling in a prescription for a non-patient.
Is that sufficient? Can we tell her that if she does intent to sue we will report her then or will it not hold up after the time has elapsed. And they could ask why didn't we do it in the first place?
Sorry for all the questions but it is rather tricky for us.
I'm more than happy to pay for your advice.
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