We are perhaps all too familiar with being asked to provide urine or blood samples when we apply for a new job. Though such testing may be of questionable value, it is part of employment in the United States. After you get the job and are again asked to provide a specimen, what should you think about? Did you know that you can consult with an attorney before such testing?
DEA Policy Dispensing Controlled Substances for Pain
Portions of Interest
1. Federal courts have long recognized that it is NOT POSSIBLE to expand on the phrase “legitimate medical purpose in the usual course of professional practice” in a way that will provide definitive guidelines.
2. There are no specific guidelines concerning what is required to support a conclusion that an accused acted outside the usual course of professional practice. Rather, the courts must engage in a CASE-BY-CASE analysis of evidence to determine whether a reasonable inference of GUILT may be drawn from specific facts.
3. It is a longstanding legal principle that the GOVERNMENT can investigate MERELY ON SUSPICION that the law is being violated, or even JUST BECAUSE it wants assurance that IT IS NOT. ALL law enforcement agencies - Federal and State - have long been governed by this same principle.
Issuance of Multiple Prescriptions for Schedule II Controlled Substances
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