The disciplinary proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is an administrative proceeding wherein RN in Texas is charged for the commission of an offense or violation of certain state laws. Any RN in Texas may be subjected to a disciplinary proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing. Whenever an LVN or an RN finds himself in such a situation, she will need to find the best Texas defense nurse attorney in the country. This is important, as it is her only chance to protect her RN/LVN license. Otherwise, the Texas Board of Nursing may find her guilty in the administrative case and order for the revocation of her RN/LVN license.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an LVN at a hospital in Galveston, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and five (5) months.
On or about February 25, 2020, through March 26, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a hospital in Galveston, Texas, LVN misappropriated ninety-one (91) Robaxin, Naprosyn, Tylenol and Zofran tablets belonging to the facility and patients thereof. Furthermore, LVN cancelled ninety-one (91) returns for the medications in the medication system and admitted to misappropriating the medications to help control her pain. LVN’s conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients of the cost of the medications.
In response to the above incident, LVN states she removed the medications sporadically, and at different times, for personal use. LVN relates she had prescriptions for the medications she took and that her sciatic nerve pain became unbearable at the end of February 2020.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.463(d), 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).
The evidence against the LVN was strong. At the same time, she was not able to properly defend her case in court. As a result, her nursing license was placed under disciplinary action.
Avoid the similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right defense attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). For more details or for a confidential consultation regarding accusations, it’s best to contact an experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney who represented more than 300 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 16 years. You can call him at (832)-428-5679 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.