BR-108790-A (July 31, 2009) -- Denied benefits to RN who was fired for repeatedly stealing for his own use controlled substances prescribed to patients in the hospital where he worked. Board distinguished this misconduct from that attributable to alcoholism. This case concerns drugs which may not be legally possessed without proper medical authorization. Claimant's fear of being discharged for reporting his addictive problems showed that he knew what he was doing and was aware of the risk.
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