Whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving substance abuse, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An RN from Houston, Texas is just one of the many examples of nurses who were accused of committing perjury.
On or about February 26, 2014, through February 27, 2014, the RN misappropriated Versed and Hydromorphone belonging to the facility and patients thereof or failed to take precautions to prevent such misappropriation. Her conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients of the cost of the medications and is a violation of Chapter 481 of the Texas Health and Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act).
On or about May 4, 2014, she was arrested and charged with AGG ASSAULT AGAINST PUB SERVANT, a First Degree Felony offense and RESIST ARREST SEARCH OR TRANSP, a Class A misdemeanor offense.
On August 8, 2014, the RN was evaluated by a doctor. The doctor states the data would suggest the RN may currently be undergoing some psychosocial stressors and may experience some troublesome symptoms that are situational and transient. Ultimately the doctor states there’s an absence of any indicators of chemical dependency or of any personality characteristics that might predict poor judgment, impulsivity, unreliability, or his profiles on testing instruments show no evidence of personality factors that would interfere with professionalism, honesty or a sense of responsibility for competence and accuracy in the fulfillment of his assignments. Based on the information available, the doctor’s opinion is that the RN does present with fitness to practice nursing.
The Board finds that serious risks to public health and safety exist as a result of impaired nursing care due to the intemperate use of controlled substances or chemical dependency.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.
Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation the same as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579