It’s best to seek the help of a nurse attorney when facing different complaints and allegations. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
At the time of the incident, he was employed as an RN at a hospital in Carrollton, Texas, and had been in that position for eight (8) months.
On or about October 3, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Carrollton, Texas, and on-call, RN exhibited conduct that may have prevented him from practicing nursing with reasonable skill and safety. This conduct included: being found unconscious, in his vehicle in the facility parking lot, with a syringe and needle and a bloody towel in his lap. RN’s peer knocked on the window and RN woke up and subsequently drove away. Furthermore, the following morning, RN declined to provide a urine sample for testing and resigned immediately. RN’s conduct could have affected his ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate and appropriate assessments, judgements and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing patients in potential danger.
In response, RN states he was suffering from a horrific headache and, even though he was on-call, he took a tramadol and trazodone as he was leaving work. RN relates the medications made him drowsy, so he decided to take a nap in his vehicle instead of trying to drive home. RN explains the syringe in his vehicle was one he had used to inject meat, which he had cooked a few days prior to the incident. Regarding the bloody towel, RN states he kept it in his vehicle due to his two large dogs that frequently jumped on him and scratched his arms. RN states he made a snap decision when he refused to take a drug test and resigned.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(12), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(T) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(E),(4)&(5).
However, without valid evidence to defend her side of the story, the RN lost the case. Furthermore, the RN failed to hire a Texas BON attorney to help him with his case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined the RN’s license.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license 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 RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.