Alcohol abuse while at work is a serious case, which is why a nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, some who thought they were guilty of the charges failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they thought it’s the doom for their RN or LVN license already.
Take note that the Board handles all the cases that may affect the RN or LVN license from receiving the suspension, disciplinary action, or revocation. However, with the right nurse attorney for the case, rest assured that the case can go according to the nurse’s favor, especially if the nurse has a good defense against the case.
This is the incident that happened to an LVN in 2019. At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an LVN with a psychiatric hospital in Houston, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and eight (8) months.
On or about September 26, 2019, while employed as an LVN with a psychiatric hospital in Houston, Texas, LVN engaged in the intemperate use of alcohol in that he submitted a specimen for a cause that resulted positive for alcohol. The use of alcohol by a Licensed Vocational 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 the patient in potential danger.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(9)&(10), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(4),(5)&(10)(A).
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) found him guilty for the complaint against him and decided to revoke his license. As a result, he lost the right to practice the nursing profession in the State of Texas.
Any RN or LVN should never use any substance in and out of work as it may affect their performance, which may lead to further issues for the patients they are taking care of. Additionally, if you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who’s experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 150 nurse cases for the past 16 years. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.