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The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN or LVN found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case if not properly defended by a right nurse attorney.

One the examples where a nurse was found to be negligent will be discussed in this case.

On or about March 8, 2016, through April 24, 2016, while employed as a Registered Nurse in Fort Worth, Texas, the RN misappropriated, or failed to prevent the misappropriation of, Fentanyl patches belonging to the agency and several patients when she picked up the medication from the pharmacy.

During an interview with agency staff, the RN admitted to picking up the Fentanyl patches from the pharmacy. And she failed to follow the agency’s policy and procedure for wastage of medications in that she failed to waste with a witness, and failed to complete and/or submit a wastage form.

Her conduct could have defrauded the facility and patients thereof of the cost of the medications and left medications unaccounted for, and may have placed the pharmacy in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.

Because of the incident, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. She states that there are only two pick up medications that have her signature. The RN states that she only picked up medication and took it to the patient on April 10, 2016, and to another patient on April 24, 2016.

The RN failed to properly present and defend her case against the court. She was disciplined warning to suspension of her LVN license by violating Texas Board of Nursing regulation.

Avoid the similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).

Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.