All LVN or RN is under the jurisdiction of the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). All complaints or cases concerning the practice of the LVN or RN license are lodged before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Thereafter, the members of the Board will hear the case and decide on the issues or matters submitted for resolution. The parties charged are given an opportunity to be heard. This is part of their right to due process. Included in their rights are having a nurse attorney to defend them in case such a problem arises.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN at a medical clinic in Victoria, Texas, and had been in that position for eleven (11) months.
On or about September 11, 2020, while employed as an APRN at a medical clinic in Victoria, Texas, LVN attempted to obtain Pristiq from a pharmacy in Victoria, Texas, using a fraudulent telephonically communicated prescription. LVN’s conduct was likely to deceive the pharmacy and resulted in a fraudulent prescription being submitted to the pharmacy.
In response to the above incident, LVN acknowledges that she made an error in judgement by calling in a refill for her Pristiq prescription. Due to insurance change, LVN states at the time she did not have a provider to call in her prescription that she had been taking for over six years. Fearful of withdrawal symptoms from missing the weekend doses and to ensure continuity of care, she called in the prescription for herself.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(B),(4),(6)(H),(10)(E)&(11)(B).
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her license into disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled Texas Nursing Law Attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a Texas Nursing Law Attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
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