A controlled substance is a drug that is tightly controlled or regulated by the Controlled Substance Act because it can be abused or even cause addiction. If an RN is using the excess leftover drugs for personal use, great harm to a patient can happen. The RN will be held accountable for it. If such a mistake happens, you should always consider having a nurse attorney for the defense.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in Longview, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) month.
On or about January 21, 2020, and January 30, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Longview, Texas, RN withdrew Morphine from the medication dispensing system for two patients but failed to completely and/or accurately document the administration and wastage of the medication in the patients’ records.
In response to the above incident, RN states that the wireless system for scanning or documentation of medication was not always accurate and real time audits were not performed to ensure capture of all doses of medicine administered. In addition, the environment that RN now works in undertakes routine audits to prevent errors and ensure accurate documentation.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A)&(1)(D).
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty of her deeds. Her RN license was subjected to disciplinary action. She did not hire a skilled Texas BON attorney to fully defend her case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Make sure that you will not make the same mistake as the RN mentioned above in her case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Contact a Texas nurse attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact Mr. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.