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 issues from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a Dallas nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked. R100456N2293
On or about February 18, 2008, through February 29, 2008, the RN withdrew Lortab, Demerol, Xanax, Vicodin, and Hydrocodone from the Pyxis Medication Dispensing System for patients, but failed to completely and accurately document the administration of the medications in the patients’ Medication Administration Records (MARs) and/or Nurses Notes. Her conduct was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patient which could result in an overdose.
In response to the incident, the RN states all of the allegations from the hospital are true. She states she never denied her patients any medication and all the medications were for self-use.
On or about June 25, 2008, the RN admitted to misappropriating Morphine, Demerol, Alprazolam, Clonidine tabs and Phenergen that belonged to the facilities and the patients thereof. Her conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients of the cost of the medications.
In response to this, the RN states she was arrested on June 25th for prescription fraud and possession. She states she tried to detox and get off everything on her own but was unable. She went to the rehab for detox and then to the residential program. She explains on July 29, 2008, she appeared in court on four charges filed against her. She states they plea bargained and the three lesser charges were dropped and she was given Deferred Adjudication and was placed on probation for 5 years and given over $5000 in fines and 240 hours community service.
Because of the incident, the Texas Board of Nursing investigated the nurse and suspended his license.
However, without valid evidence and an expert nurse attorney to defend her, the RN was disciplined.
This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Any form of gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of an RN or LVN is never excused.
Any case can be defended, as long as there is a skilled Dallas nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
The RN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient criminal nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact Dallas nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.