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Any type of criminal charges can be defended, as long as there is a skilled criminal nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.

Accusations regarding fraud are a must to be observed properly not only by the Board but by a criminal nurse attorney. An example of this happened to an LVN in Austin when police arrested and accused of fraud.

On or about July 19, 2001, the LVN allegedly forged a prescription form and presented it to a pharmacy near the hospital she was employed at.

During the interrogation, the LVN admitted to forging the prescription with the intent to obtain Percocet. Percocet is a narcotic analgesic, containing acetaminophen and oxycodone, used to treat moderate to severe pain. Oxycodone is a Schedule II controlled substance that can cause physical and psychological dependence when taken for an extended period of time.

She was also charged with one count of obtaining or attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud,

A registered nurse is one of a handful of categories of licensed professionals that provide direct patient care, in many instances, to the elderly or those with long-term infirmities, often in patient’s homes or in nursing home settings. They are in a unique position to have direct access to drugs, patients’ personal belongings, money, and financial information.

Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her license into disciplinary action.

The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.

For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.