Any type of accusations or criminal charges can be defended, as long as there is a skilled 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.
On or about May 1, 2013, an RN from Houston was arrested and charged with criminal mischief, a class A misdemeanor offense.
On or about May 24, 2013, through June 7, 2013, the RN withdrew Hydromorphone, Morphine, and Lorazepam from the Pyxis for patients, but failed to document or accurately document the administration of the medications in the patients’ Medication Administration Record (MAR). Her 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. Furthermore, her conduct was likely to deceive the hospital pharmacy and placed them in violation of Chapter 481 of the Texas Health and Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act). When summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing, the RN denies the allegation.
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing believed that there is not enough evidence to support the RN’s defense.
Because of this incident, 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 LVN 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.