Facing any negligence allegations may compromise your career and a Texas nurse attorney could provide you the best help. If you have any valid reasons, you may refer to a nurse attorney to provide further defense against your case.
On or about May 6, 2017, through June 20, 2017, an LVN from San Antonio withdrew Hydrocodone, Tylenol 3, Tylenol 4, Morphine, Diazepam and Meperidine from the medication dispensing system for patients but failed to follow the facility’s policy and procedure for wastage of the unused portions of the medications.
Her conduct left medications unaccounted for, was likely to deceive the hospital pharmacy, and placed the pharmacy in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to hear her side of the story. She states she acknowledges she did periodically fail to document her medication administration and wastage while at the hospital. She states she believes this was in part due to a recurrent problem of the scanner not properly recording when medications were administered. The LVN further states she submitted to a urine screen at the request of the hospital on April 10, 2017, which resulted negative for all substances. She states she also submitted to a hair sample drug screen on August 4, 2017, which likewise resulted in negative for all substances.
However, due to the lack of a nurse attorney to defend her, the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined and suspended her LVN license.
The Texas Board of Nursing subjected the LVN and her license into disciplinary action. The assistance of a nurse attorney could have helped the case become better for the LVN. So if you ever encounter such an issue, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation.