Any type of accusations or negligence can be defended, as long as there is a skilled and a good nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
Accusations regarding misconduct are a must to be observed properly not only by the Board but by a nurse attorney. An example of this happened to an LVN wherein several accusations are filed against about her misconduct at work.
On or about May 5, 2018, while employed in a hospital in San Angelo, Texas, the LVN misappropriated two syringes of Morphine belonging to the hospital and patients thereof, for her own personal use.
Subsequently, the LVN admitted to management to stealing the Morphine for her own personal use. Her conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients, thereof, of the cost of the medications, and is a violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
In response to the case filed on her, the LVN admits she had a syringe of Morphine in her locker for personal use. She states she had a patient on a Morphine PCA and it was discontinued. The LVN further states she drew up the remaining Morphine for personal use. She states she replaced the syringe with normal saline for waste.
The LVN states she then placed the Morphine in her locker to use after work. She states she can’t work around narcotics. She states the nursing environment is not a healthy place for her anymore. She states she is currently in counseling for her drug use and depression.
However, with the failure to hire an experienced nurse attorney to help her defend her side, the LVN never had the chance to properly defend her side of the story.
Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN 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)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.