An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances from theTexas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a nurse attorney. Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the RN license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that hasjurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN license. The BON has the power to suspend and/or revoke the nurse license. It is also theagency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursingall over the State of Texas.
On or about December 28, 2016, while employed as a staff nurse in a medical facility in Gainesville, the RN engaged in the intemperate use ofthree drugs namely Marijuana, Benzodiazepines, and Opiates, includingOxycodone, in that she produced a specimen for a random drug screen thatresulted positive for Marijuana, Benzodiazepines, and Opiates. Possession of Benzodiazepines, and Opiates,without a valid prescription, is prohibited by Chapter 481 of the Texas Health& Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act).
Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing summoned the RN to explain her case. However, she failed to hire a nurse attorney to properly defend her side. As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing discipline and suspend her license.
The use of Marijuana, Benzodiazepines, and Opiates 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 condition, 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.
She lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney.
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