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.
This is what happened to a certain RN in Austin, Texas. During the time of the initial incident, she was employed in a healthcare facility in Dallas and had been in the position for more than two years already.
On or about February 24, 2015 through June 22, 2015, the RN withdrew Dilaudid, Hyrocodone, Demerol, and Fentanyl from the Medication Dispensing System (Pyxis) for patients, (some of whom were not assigned to her care), but failed to document, or accurately and completely document the administration of the medications in the patients’ Medication Administration Record (MAR) and/or Nurse’s Notes
Her conduct created inaccurate medical records and was likely to injure patients in that subsequent care givers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patients, which could result in an overdose.
Additionally, her conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the RN the chance to defend herself. 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 RN license to a disciplinary action instead.
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. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.