Nurse pilfers narcotics, ordered reinstatedDrug abuse is a disability, judge rules09/30/2013|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 09/30/2013 Addiction is a disability that must be accommodated, an arbitrator has decided. After being caught with her hand in the cookie jar, a nurse at the London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ont., was fired for stealing drugs from her patients — but a judge ordered her reinstated, citing addiction as a disability. The registered nurse — who is only referred to as "B.S." — was fired in May 2012, after being on long-term disability since February of 2011. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.