An allegation or complaint could be a serious case, which is why a nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, some who thought they were guilty of the charges failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they thought it’s the end of their license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope that you can get through such a case with the help of a nurse attorney.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in Sugar Land, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and three (3) months.
On or about August 7, 2019, through August 8, 2019, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Sugar Land, Texas, RN misappropriated ciprofloxacin eye drops, gentamicin eye drops, and maxitrol ointment from the pharmacy night locker in that RN removed the medications without signing them out on the medication log, placed them in her pocket, and took the medications home. Further, RN admitted to the Director of Nursing that she took the medications home. A few days later RN placed the opened eye drops back in the pharmacy locker. RN’s conduct was likely to deceive the facility and patients of the cost of the medications.
In response to the above incident, RN states the patient complained he had not received the correct eye medication since being admitted to the hospital. RN states she removed the medication from the night locker and opened the box so that she could show the patient the tube of medication. RN states the patient wasn’t sure if it was the right medication, so she placed the opened medication in the patient’s medication drawer and the unopened medication in her scrub pocket. RN states she forgot the medication was in her pocket and inadvertently took it home.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B)&(1)(C) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(4),(6)(G),(8),(10)(E)&(11)(B).
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty of her deeds. Her RN license was subjected to disciplinary action. She did not hire a skilled Texas BON attorney to fully defend her case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Make sure that you will not make the same mistake as the RN mentioned above in her case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). 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. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact Mr. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.