Drug use is unacceptable in the nursing industry, which is why you need a good criminal defense nurse attorney who can help you in nursing cases once you undergo one. An RN based in Texas got her license disciplined and may receive further discipline from the Texas Board of Nursing for such misconduct.
On or about June 3, 2019, the Board provided notice to the RN that an investigation was being initiated into alleged violations of the Nursing Practice Act and/or the Board’s Rules and Regulations Relating to Nurse Education, Licensure, and Practice, as follows:
On or about August 2018 through February 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Carrollton, Texas, and assigned as a Case Manager to a patient, the RN violated the boundaries of the nurse/client relationship, in that she made daily visits, she bought food for patient, took the patient to doctor appointments, took them to the store and to her personal home, all of which is outside of her role as a Case Manager.
On or about August 2018 through February 2019, the RN showed signs of drug-seeking behavior in that she asked the patient for medication for a headache to which the patient gave the RN Hydrocodone. Additionally, in September 2019, the RN took the patient to a fast food restaurant, twenty (20) miles from her home, and purchased a bag of Hydrocodone from an employee there.
On or about August 2018 through February 2019, the RN engaged in the intemperate use of Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen 10/325 mg, in that the patient provided multiple tabs from her personal medication and the RN ingested them in front of the patient. Additionally, the RN told the patient that she had used cocaine at times.
On or about August 2018 through February 2019, the RN lacked the fitness to practice nursing in that she exhibited signs of impaired behavior while on duty, including, but not limited to slurred speech, fast speech, and the inability to sit still.
And lastly, on or about August 2018 through February 2019, the RN dispensed Hydrocodone from her own personal supply to the patient when the patient’s own medication was running low.
However, the RN failed to hire a defense nurse attorney with specialized knowledge in nursing laws, which is why the Texas Board of Nursing suspended the LVN’s license. Take note that any licensed professional may likely go to jail with a permanent history if they are charged with a crime. Additionally, they may also lose their license and may face the Texas Board of Nursing.
It’s best to secure your career for a better life, which is why a knowledgeable criminal defense nurse attorney is always present to assist you against accusations and false records. To receive the finest private consultation for your nurse case, be sure to hire Criminal Defense Nurse Attorney Yong J. An – a knowledgeable professional in handling several nursing licenses and criminal cases since 2006. All you need is to contact him at (832)-428-5679 to begin.