Facing any misdemeanor or criminal issue may compromise your career and a Texas nurse attorney could provide you the best help. If you have any valid reasons, you may refer to a nurse attorney to provide further defense against your case.
An instance wherein a criminal and misdemeanor issue were charged against an RN happened on or about March 3, 2011, when the RN submitted a renewal of her license. According to the accusation, the RN submitted a Texas Board of Nursing-Online Renewal Document-Registered Nurse, in which she provided false, deceptive, and/or misleading information, in that she answered “no” to the following question, in pertinent part:
“Have you, within the past 24 months or since your last renewal, for any criminal offense?
The RN failed to disclose that on or about March 2, 2011, she was arrested for POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, namely, Fentanyl.
Her conduct was deceiving to the Board and may have affected their decision to renew her license.
On or about June 30, 2011, while participating in the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses (TPAPN) the RN engaged in the intemperate use of alcohol in that she submitted a specimen for a drug screen that produced a positive result for alcohol metabolites(ETG 5915 ng/mL and ETS 411 ng/mL). The use of alcohol by a Registered Nurse, while subject to call or duty, could impair the nurse 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 the patient in potential danger.
The Texas Board of Nursing subjected the RN and her license into disciplinary action. The assistance of a nurse attorney could have helped the case become better for the RN. So if you ever encounter such an issue, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation.