Losing your license may greatly affect your future career, but only if you failed to hire a nurse attorney for your case. There are some RNs and LVNs who missed their chances to get their license saved from revocation just because they weren’t able to hire any nurse attorney to properly defend them.
This RN from Houston, Texas happens to be one of them. On or about March 3, 2016, through March 9, 2016, while employed in medical center in Belton, the RN removed three tabs of Hydrocodone 5/325 and one tab of Tylenol with Codeine from the medication dispensing system for patients but failed to accurately document the administration of the medications in the patients’ Medication Administration Records (MAR). She also failed to follow facility policy and procedure for the proper wastage of the unused portions of the medications.
On the said date, the RN also diverted ninety-six 96 tablets of Hydrocodone belonging to the patients in that she admitted to said diversion to the facility’s Director of Nursing and Administrator.
Her conduct was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent care givers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patient which could result in an overdose. Her conduct was also likely to defraud the facility and patients of the cost of the medications. Additionally, her conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code
The RN was given the chance to defend herself and denied all the accusations and cases filed against her. However, without enough evidence to support her case and a nurse attorney to help her, she was discipline. Thus, the Texas Board of Nursing subjected her license for revocation.
Losing your LVN or RN license can compromise your career. However, a skilled nurse attorney can greatly help you in major cases such as this. For assistance regarding your nurse license case, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.