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When you’re facing the loss of your nurse license, securing the representation of an experienced Dallas Nurse Attorney may be your first step to protect yourself from serious repercussions. 

This is what a nurse in Dallas should have done when faced with allegations regarding her practice.

On or about September 24, 2016, while employed in a medical facility in Dallas, the RN misappropriated Lortab belonging to the facility and patients thereof, or failed to take precautions to prevent such misappropriation, in that she used another staff member’s password to withdraw one Lortab at 1102 from the Medication Dispensing System (Medselect) for a patient. 

This withdrawal was within two minutes from her previous withdrawal at 1100 for the same patient. In addition, the RN documented the administration of Lortab at 1145 which the patient denied receiving. Her conduct was likely to defraud the patient of the cost of the medication. 

On or about August 16, 2017, while employed in the same medical facility, the RN engaged in the intemperate use of Marijuana in that she submitted a specimen for a drug test which resulted positive for Marijuana. Possession of Marijuana is prohibited by Chapter 481 of the Texas Health & Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act). The use of Marijuana by a Registered 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 is the state licensing board that disciplines a nurse based on any negligence found. During this investigative process, the nurse has the right of counsel. Therefore, it is essential to have experienced counsel when seeking to obtain, defend, and protect your license. Texas nurse defense attorney Yong J. An will fight for your professional rights. 

The assistance of a Dallas Nurse Attorney could have helped the case become better for the RN. So if you ever encounter such an issue, it’s best to contact nurse Attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation.