Possession of a Controlled Substance is a felony offense and penalties for this offense can be severe. If you are a nurse and are charged with such an offense, always remember to hire a nurse attorney to help you beat the possession charged against you. It is better to know your way on how to defend your RN license.
At the time of the initial incident, the RN was employed at a hospital in Amarillo, Texas, and had been in this position for approximately nine (9) months. On or about February 27, 2012, and April 12, 2012, the RN failed to document an assessment and diagnosis in the patient’s medical records to warrant a prescription for Tussionex. The patient was the RN’s child. Her conduct resulted in an inaccurate, incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate and complete information on which to base their care decisions.
Another incident happened on or about May 15, 2012, the RN submitted an unauthorized telephonically communicated prescription for her husband from a pharmacy for Tussionex, a narcotic cough medication, using the name and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) number assigned to a doctor. The RN’s conduct was likely to deceive the pharmacy.
And on or about August 19, 2013, through September 9, 2013, the RN submitted unauthorized fraudulent prescriptions for Ambien, Vicoprofin, Hydrocodone, Zolpidem, Norco, and Lortab, to multiple pharmacies using the name and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) number belonging that belongs to an MD. The RN’s conduct was likely to deceive the pharmacy.
While on or about November 26, 2013, the RN entered a plea of “Guilty” to POSSESSION OF HYDROCODONE PG 3<28 GRAMS -NCIC 5599-11 (a Class A Misdemeanor reduced from a 3 Degree Felony offense committed on August 26, 2013). As a result of the plea, the RN was sanctioned by the Board.
The RN’s conduct was reportable under the provisions of Sections 301.401-301.419, Texas Occupations Code. The Board finds that there exist serious risks to public health and safety as a result of impaired nursing care due to intemperate use of controlled substances or chemical dependency.
The RN could have hired a nurse attorney for the help of defense regarding the alleged possession of the controlled substances. A nurse attorney can help beat the possession charge against a nurse.
The RN failed to hire a nurse lawyer and received such punishment from the Board.
If you have questions regarding 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.