If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped various nurses in their cases since 2006.
This is what happened to a certain LVN in San Antonio on September 2011. During the time of the initial incident, the LVN was employed as a staff nurse in a medical facility in San Antonio and had been in the position for about eight months.
On or about September 1, 2011, to September 15, 2011, the LVN inappropriately withdrew all medications for her assigned patients at the beginning of her shift. Additionally, she failed to administer and waste some of the medications she had withdrawn.
Subsequently, the LVN allegedly engaged in the intemperate use of opiates in that she produced a specimen of urine which turned out positive on the drug screen test. The unlawful possession of opiates is prohibited by Chapter 4.81 of the Texas Health & Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act). 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 the patients’ condition and could impair the nurse’s ability to make rational ,and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the LVN the chance to defend herself. When summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing, the LVN admits to pulling her patients’ medications at the beginning of her shift in an attempt to save time and meet the patients’ needs.
However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself, especially when the drug screening results were brought up to her. Therefore, the Board placed her LVN license to a disciplinary action instead.
It’s best to seek the help of a nurse attorney when facing charges related to drug use. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
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