Drug use while at work is a serious case, which is why a right nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, some who thought they were guilty of the charges failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they thought it’s the doom for their RN or LVN license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.
At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an RN at a medical facility in Irving, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) months.
On or about December 7, 2017, through December 8, 2017, while employed as an RN at a medical facility in Irving, Texas, RN lacked the fitness to practice nursing in that he exhibited impaired behavior, including staring off into space, unable to be found for long periods of time, and an inability to focus. Additionally, RN admitted to relapse on methamphetamine. RN’s condition could have affected his ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in patient’s conditions, and could have affected his ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.
On or about December 8, 2017, while employed as an RN at a medical facility in Irving, Texas, RN engaged in the intemperate use of amphetamines in that he produced a specimen for a reasonable suspicion urine drug screen which resulted positive for amphetamines. The use of amphetamines by a Registered Nurse, while subject to call or duty, could impair the nurse’s ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in the patients’ conditions, and could impair the nurse’s ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.
In response to the above incidents, RN admits he experienced a relapse in his recovery from drugs and alcohol after having a little over five (5) years of recovery. RN states he completed an inpatient treatment program in February of 2018.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(9),(10),(12)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B)&(1)(T) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(E),(4),(5),(10)(A),(10)(D)&(11)(B).
The evidence against the RN was strong. At the same time, he was not able to properly defend his case in court. As a result, his nursing license was placed under disciplinary action by the Texas BON.
Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). For more details or for a confidential consultation regarding accusations, it’s best to contact an experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney who represented more than 150 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 16 years. You can call him at (832)-428-5679 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.