Any nurse who faces any cases they wish to deny should hire a nurse attorney to strengthen their defense. Professionals help can provide a better form of defense against the Texas Board of Nursing as an RN or LVN faces an accusation of any criminal charge they never committed. This is just one of the many cases the LVN from Pass should have known had she only hired a nurse attorney to help her.
On or about June 13, 2016, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a rehabilitation center, the LVN falsely documented on the patient’ s Hydrocodone Narcotic Count Sheet that her Hydrocodone had been discontinued, when in fact the patient had not been discontinued.
Subsequently, she failed to take the precautions to secure medication belonging to the patient, in that she left the narcotics box unlocked.
Additionally, the facility video surveillance cameras captured the LVN taking the medications.
The conducts shown by the LVN was likely to defraud the facility and patients of the cost of the medications, and is a violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
Additionally, her conduct created an inaccurate medical record and failure to administer medication as ordered by the physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment. She was also likely to defraud the facility and patients of the cost of the medications.
On the said date, the LVN was also allegedly engaged in the intemperate use of Opiates in that she produced a specimen for a for cause drug screen that resulted positive for Opiates. The use of Opiates by a licensed Vocational Nurse, while subject to call or duty, could impair the nurse’s ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in a patient’s condition, and could impair the nurse’s ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing a patient in potential danger.
The Texas Board of Nursing summoned the LVN. However, there was defense from her side as she failed to hire a nurse attorney. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing placed her under disciplinary action. Hiring the right nurse attorney for this case would be of great help, only if she decided to do so.
If you’re having trouble against cases that you were accused of doing, and you deny those facts, then seek the help of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. To get started with a private consultation, you may contact him at (832) 428-5679.