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Controlled Substances are illegal drugs. These are also used as prescription drugs which are regulated by the law. If an LVN is accused in whatever use of the Controlled Substances, a criminal case will be filed against you. So, it is best to seek help from a nurse attorney, before the worst can happen to your license and career.

At the time of the incident, she was employed as an LVN at a hospital in Austin, Texas, and had been in that position for eleven (11) months.

On or about July 8, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a hospital in Austin, Texas, LVN engaged in the intemperate and/or unlawful use of Alprazolam and Butalbital in that LVN produced a specimen for a urine pre-employment drug screen which resulted positive for Alprazolam and Butalbital. Unlawful possession of Alprazolam or Butalbital is prohibited by Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code. The use of Alprazolam and Butalbital by an RN or LVN, while subject to call or duty, could impair the nurse’s ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in the patients’ conditions, and could impair the nurse’s ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgements, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.

The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(9),(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A)&(1)(B) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A), (1)(B),(4),(5),(10)(A),(10)(D)&(11)(B).

However, without enough evidence to prove she’s not guilty, the LVN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed her LVN license under disciplinary action

Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.