The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines. As a matter of fact, the RN or LVN license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended by an expert nurse attorney.
At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an LVN at a hospital in Grand Prairie, Texas, and had been in that position for approximately thirteen (13) years.
On or about September 11, 2020 through October 1, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a hospital in Grand Prairie, Texas, RN misappropriated Fentanyl, Tramadol, and Hydromorphone belonging to the facility or patients thereof, or failed to take precautions to prevent such misappropriation. LVN’s conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients of the cost of the medications.
On or about September 26, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a hospital in Grand Prairie, Texas, LVN engaged in the intemperate use of Hydromorphone and Fentanyl, in that he submitted a urine specimen for a “for cause” drug screen that resulted positive for Hydromorphone and Fentanyl. Possession of Hydromorphone and Fentanyl, without a valid prescription, is prohibited by Chapter 481 of the Texas Health & Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act). The use of Hydromorphone and Fentanyl by an LVN, 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 actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(9),(10),(12)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B)&(1)(D) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).
Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend his side but the LVN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help him with his case and without proper defense, the Texas Board of Nursing then decided to place his LVN license under disciplinary action.
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. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 300 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.