Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a nurse attorney assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nurses is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke suspend or only discipline their license. Take note that nurse attorneys can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.
On or about July 23, 2012, while participating in the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses (TPAPN), an LVN from El Paso produced a specimen for a drug screen which resulted positive for Tramadol.
Unlawful possession of Tramadol is prohibited by Chapter 481 of the Texas Health and Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act). The use of Tramadol by a Registered Nurse 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.
On or about January 2014, the LVN misappropriated Norco from the facility and patients thereof in that she admitted to taking the Norco for her own personal use. Her conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients thereof of the cost of the medications.
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)-428-5679 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.