Any type of accusations or negligence 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 March 16, 2016, while employed in a medical facility in Austin, the RN misappropriated 150 Hydrocodone 5/325, from a patient, and failed to take precaution to prevent such misappropriation.
On or about May 11, 2016, while employed in the same medical facility, the RN falsely documented that one hundred twenty (120) Hydrocodone pills had been destroyed on the facility’s copy of the Pharmacy destruction list. Subsequently, the RN’s employer contacted the Pharmacy consultant who maintains the original copy of the destruction list and saw that someone had clearly changed the facility’s copy of the list and added the Hydrocodone that was absent from the original copy. The facility required all employees to be drug tested due to this incident, the RN refused and resigned her position.
The RN was given the chance to defend herself. Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing believes that her conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patient of the cost of the medications. In addition, her conduct was likely to deceive the public and constitutes a violation of Chapter 481 of the Texas Health and Safety Code (Controlled Substance Act).
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 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.