Losing your license may greatly affect your future career, but only if you failed to hire a nurse attorney for the case. There are some RNs and LVNs who missed their chances to get their license saved from revocation just because they weren’t able to hire any nurse attorney to defend them.
On or about January 6, 2017, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in Fort Worth, the LVN engaged in the intemperate use of Morphine, Codeine, and Marijuana in that she submitted a specimen for a random drug screen, which resulted positive for Morphine, Codeine, and Marijuana.
Possession of Morphine, Codeine, and Marijuana Metabolites is prohibited by Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health & Safety Code. The use of Morphine, Codeine, and Marijuana by a Licensed Vocational Nurse, while subject to call or duty, could impair the nurse’s ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in a patient’s condition, and could impair the nurse’s ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing a patient in potential danger.
Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to explain her side. During the defense, the LVN states on January 6, 2017, she did show up as requested to a drug testing facility as requested by her employer for a random drug screen. She states she panicked and initially tried to cheat this test. The LVN states she is a terrible liar and never been good at cheating so this attempt failed and she ended up giving a true urine drug test. She states she was positive for marijuana and pain pills. She further states she was an alcoholic in denial.
The case could have resulted in a lesser disciplinary action by the Board of Nursing, only if the LVN hired an effective nurse attorney to help her win her case.
Drug use could compromise your career, which is why a Texas nurse attorney could provide you the best help against these issues. If you have any valid reasons, you may refer to a nurse attorney to provide further defense against your case.
If you have questions on how to defend your license from allegations placed on you, it’s best to contact a nurse attorney who has years worth of experience. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An will surely assist you once you contact him at (832) 428-5679 for consultation or further inquiries.