Being noncompliant to the terms in the Agreed Order can become a big problem and can be a risk to your nursing license. It is why every RNs/LVNs facing disciplinary proceedings should take it seriously and be compliant with every term that is agreed upon to prevent the worst from happening. It is then time that you need the help of a nurse attorney when undergoing disciplinary proceedings.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a nurse at a hospital in Midland, Texas had been in that position for thirteen (13) months.
It was on or about March 30, 2020, the RN failed to comply with the Order of the Texas Board of Nursing issued to him on August 13, 2019, by the Texas Board of Nursing. And on or about March 30, 2020, the RN produced a specimen for a random drug screen, which resulted positive for amphetamines. Noncompliance is the result of Your failure to comply with Stipulation Six (VI), Subsection (A), of the Agreed Order, which reads:
- While under the terms of this Order, shall abstain from the use of alcohol, tramadol and all controlled substances, except as prescribed by a licensed practitioner for a legitimate purpose.
In response to the case above, Respondent states, “As for the positive drug screen, he took one pill of Adderall. Not too long prior to the shutdown in March, he saw his doctor and they discussed the possibility of the doctor prescribing Adderall. They left it for a future time when he would have a full assessment. Then when things shut down, he didn’t have the opportunity to see his doctor again and in late March a friend (not a nurse) gave him one pill, which he took. He did not take more than one, and the level of amphetamine in that positive screen should be consistent with the single dose of Adderall. I have not seen the test results. He knows he should not have taken it even once, and all screens since March (and all before) have been negative.”
However, due to her lack of an experienced nurse attorney to properly defend and assist her during the disciplinary proceedings had lead to her voluntarily surrendering of her license.
She could have hired a nurse attorney to assist her in the case. To contact one, you may dial Nurse Attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 to schedule a private consultation.