Any type of accusations or criminal case can be defended, as long as there is a skilled criminal Dallas nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding criminal cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation. R100470N3636
Criminal cases are a must to be observed properly not only by the Board but by a criminal nurse attorney.
On or about May 15, 2009 through July 21, 2009, the RN lacked fitness to practice professional nursing in that she disclosed to the Texas Board of Nursing that she completed six (6) weeks of inpatient treatment for substance abuse/dependency after she was hospitalized following an overdose. Her conduct could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.
On or about July 29, 2009, the RN was indicted for the offense of “Possession of a Controlled Substance in an amount of less than one (1) gram,” a State Jail Felony by the Grand Jury of Rockwall County, Texas.
On or about August 31, 2009, she submitted an online renewal application to the Texas Board of Nursing in which she provided false, deceptive, and/or misleading information, in that she answered “no” to the following questions:
“In the past 5 years, have you been addicted or treated for the use of alcohol or any other drug? (You may answer “no” if you have completed and/or are in compliance with TPAPN).”
The RN failed to disclose that, on or about June 8, 2009 through July 21, 2009 she completed six (6) weeks of inpatient treatment for substance abuse/dependency. Her conduct was likely to deceive the Board and could have affected the decision to issue a license.
In response to the incident, the RN states her arrest in September 2009 was due to her overdose at an acquaintance’s house on May 15, 2009. 911 was called and she was transported to the hospital while the police searched some rooms in the house. Illegal substances were confiscated from the house, but it was not determined who they belonged to so no arrests were made and no tickets were given.
The RN was released from the hospital a few hours later and returned home to her parent’s house. Soon after, she admitted herself into an inpatient treatment facility. On September 20, 2009, after treatment and ninety days of sobriety, she was pulled over for a routine traffic stop and notified of a warrant issued for her arrest on August 8, 2009.
When summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing, the RN states that everything was just an accusation. However, without valid reason and defense to properly explain the RN’s side, the RN was disciplined and suspended by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN’s license into disciplinary action.
The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled criminal Dallas nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a criminal nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced criminal Dallas nurse attorneys in Texas, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.