Nurses facing cases they never committed or wish to deny should hire a nurse attorney to strengthen their defense. Professional help can provide a better form of defense against the Texas Board of Nursing as an RN or LVN faces an accusation of any criminal charge they wish to deny. This is just one of the many cases the RN from San Antonio should have known had she only hired a nurse attorney to help her.
On or about May 6, 2017, through June 20, 2017, the RN withdrew Hydrocodone, Tylenol 3, Tylenol 4, Morphine, Diazepam and Meperidine from the medication dispensing system for patients but failed to document and accurately and completely document the administration of the medication in the patients’ Medication Administration Record (MAR) and/or Nurses’ Notes.
Her 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. Additionally, Respondent’s conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
The RN was given the chance to defend against her case and present herself to the Board. The RN acknowledges she did periodically fail to document her medication administration and wastage while at the hospital. She states she believes this was in part due to a recurrent problem of the scanner not properly recording when medications were administered. The RN further states she submitted to a urine screen at the request of the hospital on April 10, 2017, which resulted negative for all substances. She states she also submitted to a hair sample drug screen on August 4, 2017, which likewise resulted in negative for all substances.
But because she failed to attend the hearing or even a nurse attorney to defend her, the Board of Nursing placed her under disciplinary action but without any suspension whatsoever. Hiring the right nurse attorney for this case would be of great help, more so if she has a proper defense to her case.
If you’re having trouble against cases that you were accused of doing, and you deny those facts, then seek the help of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. To get started with a private consultation, you may contact him at (832) 428-5679.