The work that nurses do is often unappreciated. And sometimes, a bit of negligence could lead to a more serious scenario such as filing a suit against them. If this happens to an LVN, they should know how to protect and defend themselves. If not properly defended by a McKinney nurse attorney, their license could even be suspended or revoked.
On or about 2002, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a healthcare facility in Amarillo, the LVN engaged in the intemperate use of Marijuana in that she admitted to the Boards’ representatives during September 22, 2019, informal proceeding that she had tested positive for Marijuana in 2002 while employed in the hospital.
The LVN further stated that she participated in an internal employee drug rehabilitation program through the hospital.
The same incident happened again on June 10, 2017, and on August 24, 2018.
Possession of Marijuana is prohibited by Chapter 481 of the Texas Health & Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act). The use of Marijuana by a Registered Nurse, while subject to call or duty, could impair the nurse’s ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in the patient’s conditions, and 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 use of Marijuana by a Registered Nurse, whiles call or duty, could impair the nurse’s ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in the patient’s conditions, and 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.
In response to the incidents, the LVN states that in June 2017 she did smoke marijuana with a couple of friends at her high school reunion and that it was a one-time thing.
The LVN additionally states that the positive drug screen of August 24, 2018, was a mistake, and she denies smoking marijuana since the aforementioned date in 2017.
Because of the incident, the LVN was disciplined and suspended by the Board of Nursing. In response to the incident, the LVN states she worked both shifts.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN license. The Board has the power to suspend and/or revoke the nurse license. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the State of Texas.
The Texas Board of Nursing decided to revoke her license as a result of her actions. It’s because she failed to hire a good criminal nurse attorney for the case, which is why her defense was not matched with the evidence that the Board possesses.
A good McKinney nurse attorney is always the best line of defense for these cases. This is the reason why Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is dedicated to helping those nurses in need to settle their cases. For a private consultation and other inquiries, it’s best to contact him for assistance by dialing (832)-428-5679.