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Anyone can file a complaint against an RN with the state board for any reason. When this happens, all complaints need to be taken seriously no matter how trivial or unfounded they may appear. A nurse attorney is someone who can help you defend your license when the Texas Board of Nursing summoned you. R191073N4747

On or about May 27, 2014, through July 14, 2014, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in Dallas, the RN forged, passed and attempted to pass, multiple fraudulent and unauthorized prescriptions for Hydrocodone using the name of a DEA agent.

The RN’s conduct was likely to deceive the pharmacies, and possession of Hydrocodone through the use of a fraudulent prescription is prohibited by Chapter 481 of the Texas Health and Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act).

On or about February 1, 2013, through July 31, 2014, the same RN lacked fitness to practice nursing in that she was addicted to Hydrocodone and diagnosed with Opioid Dependence. Her condition 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.

Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to hear her side of the story. However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself. Therefore, the Board placed her RN license to a disciplinary action instead.

Once a charge from the Board is filed, that case becomes public record and available for the world to see. When this happens, this makes it very difficult to get a job that takes insurance. An experienced nurse attorney knows how to avoid these pitfalls.

Attorney Yong J. An is a Texas nurse license defense lawyer that has a proven track record. He has over 16 years of experience handling Texas BON disciplinary action cases and has helped protect the license of numerous nurses in Texas. For a confidential consultation, call or text him at (832) 428-5679.