Your license is one of LVN’s most valuable assets. You need to protect your license as well as your right to practice as best as you can. In doing so, a nurse attorney is the one to depend on. L100797N145
If you are summoned to appear before a licensing board regarding a disciplinary incident, you will need an experienced nurse attorney who knows how to handle nurse cases.
A certain LVN in Rockdale could’ve done this but failed to hire a good nurse attorney. At the time of the incident, she was employed in a hospital in Rockdale and had been working in the medical facility for almost two years.
On or about June 11, 2008, while employed in a hospital in Rockdale, the LVN misappropriated Hydocodone belonging to a patient and failed to take precautions to prevent the misappropriation. Her conduct was likely to defraud the patient of the cost of the medication.
On or about June 12, 2008, the LVN engaged in the intemperate us of Opiates in that she submitted a specimen for a drug screen which resulted positive for Opiates. Possession of Opiates is prohibited by Chapter 481 of the Texas Health & Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act). The use of Opiates by a Vocational Nurse, while subject to call or duty, could impair the nurse’s ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in the 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 the patient in potential danger.
The Texas Board of Nursing took action to the case, summoning the LVN to defend against the accusation. Unfortunately, the LVN failed to hire a good nurse attorney to help her defend her case.
The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases that may affect the LVN license. The strictness of the Board also ensures that nurses will only commit to the duties they are assigned to in order to guarantee accurate and excellent performance in all hospitals throughout the state of Texas.
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to sentence her LVN license to disciplinary action to ensure that she will never commit such acts again.
The case would have yielded a different result if the LVN was able to hire a nurse attorney. So if you also have the same cases or concerns, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for further details. You may contact him at (832) 428-5679 to get a schedule for a confidential consultation.