presciptionsUnder Nebraska law, it is unprofessional conduct to prescribe controlled substances to oneself, a spouse, child, parent, sibling, or “any person living in the same household as the prescriber.”  The only exception to this prohibition is in times of medical emergency.  The phrase “medical emergency” is not defined under the statutes – although it would presumably entail situations in which a family member would not have sufficient time to seek treatment elsewhere.

The way Nebraska’s statute is written, there is no exception for the prescribing of controlled substances to oneself.

Don’t forget that controlled substances consist of more than just the stereotypical Vicodin or Percocet.  Under Nebraska law, controlled substances also include drugs like Ambien, Xanax, and Ativan, among others. For more information, read the entire list of controlled substances found here.