Controlled Substances are illegal drugs. These are also used as prescription drugs that are regulated by the law. If an RN is accused of whatever use of the Controlled Substances, a criminal case will be filed against you. So, it is best to seek help from a nurse attorney, before the worst can happen to your license and career.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in Pasadena, Texas, and had been in that position for eight (8) months.
On or about August 28, 2019, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Pasadena, Texas, RN engaged in the intemperate and/or unlawful use of Alprazolam and Butalbital in that RN produced a specimen for a urine pre-employment drug screen which resulted in positive for Alprazolam and Butalbital. Unlawful possession of Alprazolam or Butalbital is prohibited by Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code. The use of Alprazolam and Butalbital by an RN or LVN, while subject to call or duty could impair the nurse’s ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in the patients’ conditions, and could impair the nurse’s ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(9),(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A)&(1)(B) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(4),(5),(10)(A),(10)(D)&(11)(B).
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty of her deeds and decided to revoke her RN license. She did not hire a skilled Texas BON attorney to fully defend her case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
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