A controlled substance is a drug that is tightly controlled or regulated by the Controlled Substance Act because for the reason that it can be abused or even caused addiction. If such a drug is administered incorrectly without a valid order from a physician, great harm to a patient can happen. The RN will be held accountable for it. If such a mistake happens, you should always consider having a nurse attorney for the defense.
On or about October 29, 2019, and November 17, 2019, while employed at a hospital in Pharr, Texas, the RN withdrew Adderall from the medication dispensing system for patients but failed to completely and accurately document the administration of the medications in the patients’ Medication Administration Record (MAR) and/or nurses’ notes in that the RN removed the medications after he documented the administration. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients, in that subsequent caregivers would rely on his documentation to further medicate the patients, which could result in an overdose. Additionally, the RN’s conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
On or about October 29, 2019, through January 19, 2020, the RN withdrew Adderall from the medication dispensing system for patients in the excess frequency of the physician’s order.
The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that the administration of medication in the excess frequency of the physicians’ orders could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions. Additionally, the RN’s conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE
The RN could have received a different ending result if he had consulted and ask assistance from a nurse attorney. But he failed to hire a nurse attorney that has led to the decision of the Texas Board of Nursing.
Regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who have helped various nurses in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.