Any type of accusations or negligence can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
Accusations regarding negligence are a must to be observed properly not only by the Board but by a nurse attorney. An example of this happened to an RN in Dallas wherein several accusations are filed against about her negligence at work.
On or about June 10, 2010, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in Dallas, the RN engaged in the intemperate use of Methadone, in that she submitted a specimen for a reasonable suspicion drug screen which resulted positive for Methadone. Unlawful possession of Methadone is prohibited by Chapter 481 of the Texas Health and Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act). The use of Methadone 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 February 2011, through March 2011, the RN misappropriated narcotics from the facility and patients thereof in that she admitted to taking the narcotics for her own personal use. Her conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients thereof of the cost of the medications.
When summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing, the RN denies everything including the alleged illegal possession and use of drug
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing believed that there is not enough evidence to support the RN’s defense.
Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN 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)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.