Misconduct is an action that may compromise the career of a nurse but can be defended properly by a nurse attorney in Texas should the nurse provide a good reason. This is a matter that should be defended properly, especially if the RN or LVN values their career. If a nurse attorney is more experienced and capable of handling the Texas BON process, the better defense the nurse may receive.
The instances of medical malpractice occurred to an LVN in Pasadena, Texas. At the time of the initial incident, the LVN was employed as a Charge Nurse and had been in this position for only eight months.
On or about January 10, 2019, while employed as an LVN in a medical facility in Pasadena, Texas, RN engaged in the intemperate and/or unlawful use of Amphetamines and MDMA (Ecstasy) in that she produced a specimen for a random drug screen that resulted positive for of Amphetamines and MIMA (Ecstasy), Unlawful possession of Amphetamines and MDMA (Ecstasy) is prohibited by Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health & Safety Code. The use of Amphetamines and MDMA (Ecstasy) by a 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 patients in potential danger.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(9)&(10), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(4),(5),(10)(A),(10)(D)&(11)(B).
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty of her deeds. She was disciplined and her LVN license to practice nursing in the State of Texas was Revoked. 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.
Avoid the same thing from happening in your case. Make sure to take the necessary steps in dealing with a complaint filed before the Board against you or else, your LVN license may be put in danger.
Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action, or revocation.
Do you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of Texas BON attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, a nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 150 nurses before the Texas BON.