An experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead to disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire the right nurse attorney as they underwent such cases. This incident that an RN committed on January 9, 2010, was one of those examples.
On or about the said date, an LVN from Lewisville, Texas may have misappropriated, or failed to prevent the misappropriation of, Norco belonging to the agency and several patients.
In addition, the LVN 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.
The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases regarding errors committed by an RN or LVN. Thus, she was called by the Board to defend against the case.
The LVN denies that he obtained medications without giving them to the patient or without wasting medication belonging to deceased patients and having the form signed. She states that she never accepted medications to return because that was not in her duties. .
The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the LVN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She would have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications towards the case.
If you’ve ever done any errors during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced nurse attorney is what you need. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse lawyer for various licensing cases for 14 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.