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The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is known to be very strict when it comes to all actions of nurses, which is why a nurse attorney is needed when attending hearings before the Board. 

On or about May 19, 2019, through May 23, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital facility in Allen, Texas, the RN misappropriated 1 mg of Dilaudid from a patient, and also 1 mg of Lorazepam and 30 mg of Ketamine from another patient, belonging to the facility or patients thereof, or failed to take precautions to prevent such misappropriation. The RN’s conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients of the cost of the medications.

On or about September 8, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN withdrew Tramadol from the medication dispensing system for patients without a valid physician’s order. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients, in that the administration of the medications without a valid physician’s order could result in the patients suffering from adverse reactions, and The RN’s conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.

In response, the RN maintains he received a valid verbal order for Tramadol from the physician.

As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to sentence his nursing license to disciplinary action to ensure that he will never commit such misconduct again. 

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 cases to ensure the best assistance possible.

The case would have yielded a different result if the RN was able to hire a nurse attorney. So if you also have the same cases or concerns, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, for further details. You may contact him at (832) 428-5679 to get a schedule for a confidential consultation.