I am on probation for a misdemeanor dui 2nd and I am in a dui court program and was told I am not allowed to take prescriptions ,I have had 2 surgeries and 3 more to come am I able to take prescriptions while I am going through this and also on workers comp injury
Whether you are allowed to take medications for a surgical situation is not something that involves the workers' compensation system - it is something that you need to deal with from your probation situation. I expect you had an attorney dealing with your DUI, and I would follow up with that attorney to know what can be done in your situation. If you did not have an attorney, you should try to get one - either a public defender or private counsel, to be sure what your rights are. You might also ask your probation officer, but I would not rely on what is said, but ask for a response in writing - and still find out from an attorney handing your case what the conditions of your probation are, and whether they can be modified due to your medical condition. I would be careful before taking any medications, before knowing what the conditions of your probation might be, and how they might have to be modified, if possible.
I don't know who told you that you cannot take Rx meds but that is absolute nonsense.
You are 100% entitled to take legitimate Rx meds as prescribed while on probation.
If it was your PO who instructed you contrarily then do NOT (caps intentional( argue with your PO; instead have your lawyer file a motion with the Court seeking an Order (** note that while your PO is the boss of you but the Judge is the boss of your PO).
Wishing you luck and hoping that I have been helpful in answering your question.
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You are permitted to take prescription medication. Your probation only prohibits you from taking illegal drugs, or controlled drugs without a prescription. If your probation officer wants to go down that road, he/she will have some explaining to do with your sentencing judge.
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