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The integrity and trustworthiness of healthcare professionals are paramount, and patient safety depends on it. Work-related allegations and complaints are indeed serious matters. In such situations, it is crucial to engage a nurse attorney for proper guidance and defense. Regrettably, some individuals, fearing the potential consequences for their RN or LVN license, hesitate to seek the assistance of a qualified nurse attorney. However, it’s important to recognize that there is still hope, and the right nurse attorney can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.

At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in Austin, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and five (5) months.

On or about August 6, 2021, while was employed as an RN at a hospital in Austin, Texas, RN engaged in the intemperate use of Oxymorphone and Oxycodone in that she provided a urine specimen for a reasonable suspicion drug screen that resulted positive for Oxymorphone and Oxycodone. Possession of Oxymorphone and Oxycodone, without a valid prescription, is prohibited by Chapter 481 of the Texas Health & Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act). The use of Oxymorphone and Oxycodone by an RN, while subject to call or duty, 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) Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(B),(1)(E),(4),(5),(10)(A),(10)(D)&(11)(B).

Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty of her deeds. Her RN license was subjected to disciplinary action. She did not hire a skilled Texas BON attorney to fully defend her case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.

Make sure that you will not make the same mistake as the RN mentioned above in her case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Contact a Texas nurse attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 17 years and represented over 500 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact Mr. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.