An experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead to disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases. This incident that an RN committed on May 2, 2016, was one of those examples.

On or about May 2, 2016, the RN submitted a Delinquent (Expired) License Renewal Form to the Texas Board of Nursing in which she answered “No” to the question: “In the past 5 years, have you been addicted to or treated for the use of alcohol or any other drug?

Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing. During the hearing, she states that she is currently enrolled in, and compliant with, the Intervention Project for Nurses (IPN). The RN further states she would like to transfer from the Intervention Project for Nurses to the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses (TPAPN).

The Board finds that the RN’s conduct resulted from or was significantly influenced by her substance use disorder.

The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She would have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications towards the case.

It’s best to seek the help of a nurse attorney when facing different complaints and allegations. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.

If you’ve ever done any errors during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced nurse attorney is what you need. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse lawyer for various licensing cases for 14 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.