State licensing authorities have revoked the license of a nurse with a "pervasive history of controlled-substance abuse," an order said.
Shauna Ann Hansen, formerly employed at LDS Hospital, had received treatment for drug abuse in 1986, the order said, but on her July 1990 application for her nursing license she stated she had never received such treatment.After two months of nursing employment at LDS Hospital, Hansen was temporarily suspended from the hospital last December after security personnel detected she had falsified narcotics records to obtain drugs for her own use, the order said.
Hansen began drug dependency treatment and resumed her employment in late February, the order said, but was fired in April after admitting to again illegally obtaining medication for her own use.
The state nursing board, an advisory panel to the state's Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, noted in its findings attached to the order that Hansen had not abused drugs for four years until she took employment as a nurse and that she was again seeking treatment for her addiction.
"However, the extent of her chemical dependency is evident from her most recent relapse," the board said, recommending Hansen's license be revoked.