Psych Crime Reporter

October 14, 2013

VA social worker suspended for buying narcotic from patient

Filed under: Uncategorized — Psych Crime Reporter @ 4:02 pm

On October 10, 2012, the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board suspended the license of provisional social worker Timothy Wampler for a minimum of two years. According to the Board’s document, the Board received a complaint written by the Chief of Social Work of the Veterans Administration Hospital in Durham, NC (where Wampler was employed), alleging that Wampler purchased a controlled substance from a client and took the drug while on duty at the VA. In a statement to VA Chief of Police, Wampler admitted he’d given a patient $150 for the drug Suboxone. Wampler, at hearing, admitted that he’d been addicted to opiates, had ingested a Suboxone pill while at work which he’d bought from a patient and admitted that he was not currently capable of practicing social work.

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