Whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving negligence, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An RN from Dallas, Texas is just one of the many examples of nurses who were accused of drug use
On or about January 18, 2014, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in Dallas, the RN engaged in the intemperate use of Codeine, Morphine, Hydromorphone and Hydrocodone, in that she submitted a specimen for a reasonable suspicion drug screen which resulted positive for Codeine (458 ng/mL), Morphine (1232 ng/mL), Hydromorphone (2879 ng/mL) and Hydrocodone (>3000 ng/mL).
Unlawful possession of Codeine, Morphine, Hydromorphone, and Hydrocodone is prohibited by Chapter 481 of the Texas Health and Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act). The use of Codeine, Morphine, Hydromorphone, and Hydrocodone 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 18, 2014, the RN was arrested for DIVERT CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE FOR PERSONAL USE, a 1st-degree felony offense.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. She explains she is not working at the moment and does not present a threat or danger to the public.
However, the Board thinks that this conduct displayed by the RN was misleading and created an inaccurate medical record,
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.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.
Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation the 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