The practice of the nursing profession can become challenging and demanding all at the same time. An RN should need to follow several policies, rules, and regulations in order to prevent suspension or revocation of her RN license or even further sanction. In the past, several cases were filed against different nurses for misconduct, gross negligence, or even criminal charges which may have put their license in danger if not properly defended by a nurse attorney.
On or about June 21, 2019, the Texas Board of Nursing provided notice to the RN that an investigation was being initiated into alleged violations of the Nursing Practice Act and/or the Board’s Rules and Regulations Relating to Nurse Education, Licensure, and Practice, as follows:
On or about October 22, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, the RN engaged in the intemperate and/or unlawful use of amphetamines and methamphetamine in that she produced a specimen for a random drug screen that resulted positive for amphetamines and methamphetamine.
On or about October 22, 2018, the RN was referred to the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses (TPAPN) for drug use and subsequently signed a Participation Agreement. On or about April 29, 2018, while participating in TPAPN, the RN produced a specimen that resulted positive for Ethyl Glucuronide (ETG) and Ethyl Sulfate (ETS), metabolites of Alcohol (ethanol). In addition, the RN missed two (2) drug tests when randomly selected on May 9, 2019, and May 16, 2019. On or about May 28, 2019, the RN
elected to withdraw from the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses (TPAPN) prior to successful completion. Consequently, TPAPN closed the RN’s case and referred her to the Texas Board of Nursing.
On August 10, 2019, the Board received a notarized statement from the RN voluntarily surrendering the right to practice nursing in Texas. A copy of the RN’s statement, dated August 10, 2019, is attached and incorporated herein by reference as part of this Order.
Avoid the same thing from happening in your case. Before taking any steps or actions regarding your situation, make sure to take the necessary steps in dealing with complaints, accusations, or allegations filed before the Board against you, or else, your RN license may be put in danger.
If you received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding the offense or violation you committed, it is best to consult an experienced Texas nurse attorney who can guide you on the steps you need to take to protect your RN or LVN license.
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. Contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.