Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a nurse attorney assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nursing is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke suspend or only discipline their license. Take note that nurse attorneys can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.
On or about May 24, 2013, through June 7, 2013, an RN from Houston withdrew Hydromorphone, Morphine, and Lorazepam from the Pyxis for patients, but failed to follow the facility’s policy and procedure regarding wastage of any of the unused portions of the medications. Her conduct was likely to deceive the hospital pharmacy and place them in violation of Chapter 481 of the Texas Health and Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act).
Subsequently, she removed Versed (Midazolam) and Hydromorphone from the Pyxis for patients without a valid physician’s order. Her conduct was likely to injure the patients in that the administration of Hydromorphone and Versed without a valid physician’s order could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions.
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license into disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-5679 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.