Being a physician, nurse, pharmacist or any other licensed health care professional comes with obligations, the first of which is: “First, do no harm.”
In the eyes of your professional licensing board, incurring a drunken driving or drugged driving offense puts you at risk of doing harm — not just to your patients/clients, but to the public at large.
When you are cited for impaired driving, as a licensed health care professional you are required to report the DUI or DWI to your relevant board. Failure to report can lead to probation or a suspended or revoked license.
But before you report, the best advice is to contact a professional licensing lawyer. Having an attorney prepare your report properly to the board could mean avoiding or reducing fines and sanctions — and, ultimately, preserving your license.