Any charges filed against an RN or an LVN could badly affect their license and their career as a nurse. This is why a nurse should never neglect the need to hire a nurse attorney for defense when such a circumstance happens.
On or about March 21, 2017, an LVN was issued an Eligibility Agreed Order through an Order of the Board. A copy of March 21, 2017, Order is attached and incorporated herein by reference as part of this Agreed Order.
On or about June 23, 2020, the LVN failed to comply with the Order of Conditional Eligibility issued to the LVN on March 21, 2017, by the Texas Board of Nursing. Noncompliance is the result of the LVN’s failure to comply with Section VI, “DRUG AND ALCOHOL RELATED REQUIREMENTS,” Part A and B, of the Agreed Order which states:
….”SHALL CAUSE abstain from the use of alcohol, tramadol, and all controlled substances, except as prescribed by a licensed practitioner for a legitimate purpose.”
On or about June 23, 2020, the LVN tested positive for Marijuana Metabolite (THC) and/or Carboxy-THC.
In response, the LVN states she is subject to random testing for her first year as being a nurse and part of her AO for an incident that happened in 2006. She sincerely apologizes for her lack of judgment in this matter. She was on vacation with her family in August and one night while there she made the mistake of ingesting marijuana. She is excelling at her job. She understands that if her disciplinary action must be prolonged she is prepared to do anything that is asked. She assures the Board it will never happen again.
The LVN’s unprofessional conduct puts her license at risk due to non-compliance with the terms in the Agreed Order. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of nurse case laid against an RN or LVN.
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