Have you been accused of misappropriation of medication? If yes, a nurse attorney is willing to help and assist any RNs who were facing accusations of any sort of illegal doings.
Such an incident happened when an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Allen, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) months. The incident happened on or about April 4, 2019, May 11, 2019, and May 22, 2019, the RN withdrew three (3) tabs of Hydrocodone 5/325mg from the medication dispensing system for the patients but failed to document and/or completely and accurately document the administration of the medications in the patients’ Medication Administration Records (MAR) and/or nurses’ notes. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients, in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patients which could result in an overdose. The RN also placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
Another incident happened on or about April 4, 2019, through June 13, 2019, while employed at the same medical facility, the RN withdrew three (3) tabs of Hydrocodone 5/325mg, three (3) injections of Hydromorphone 2mg, and one (1) injection of Fentanyl 100meg from the medication dispensing system for the patients, but failed to follow the facility’s policy and procedures for wastage of the unused portions of the medications. This RN’s conduct left medications unaccounted for, was likely to deceive the hospital pharmacy, and placed the pharmacy in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
In addition to the incident, on or about April 4, 2019, through June 13, 2019, the RN misappropriated three (3) tabs of Hydrocodone 5/325mg, three-point eight (3.8) milligrams of Hydromorphone, and fifty (50) micrograms of Fentanyl belonging to the facility and patients thereof, or failed to take precautions to prevent such misappropriations. The RN’s action was likely to defraud the facility and patients of the cost of the medications.
In response, the RN denies failing to document or waste and denies misappropriation. The RN reports that she started working at the facility in January 2019. She also states that she received a 90-day probation period and was informed her performance was acceptable. She added that during hectic times, an oversight could occur, but she informed her Pl if these instances occurred.
As a result, the Board has decided to take disciplinary action against the RN. It is therefore agreed and ordered that the RN shall receive the sanction in accordance with the term of this order. If only the RN had hired a nurse attorney for help, the decision of the Board may lead to a different outcome.
It is best to seek help from a nurse attorney to fully defend your case and should have not to lead to this decision of the Board. If you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process, you may contact The Law Office of RN License Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.