Whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving drug use while at work, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. A RN from Houston, Texas is just one of the many examples of nurses who found using drugs while working.
On or about September 10, 2016, the RN engaged in the intemperate use of amphetamine and methamphetamine in that she submitted to the cause drug screen, which produced a positive result for amphetamine and methamphetamine.
She later admitted to staff that she had used methamphetamine prior to reporting to the facility for her shift that day. Further, she admitted she had been using methamphetamine since July 2016
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. She admits she used methamphetamine periodically for approximately two months, and states she used methamphetamine to relieve the stress she was experiencing due to the aforementioned incident. She states she did not develop a dependence and has since quit entirely.
However, the Board states that the use of amphetamine and methamphetamine by a 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 patients in potential danger.
Furthermore, the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the RN.
Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation same as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579