The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN or LVN found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations as well as charged with the criminal case may be subjected to a disciplinary case if not properly defended by a criminal nurse attorney.
In Austin, an LVN was accused of stealing nearly 1,700 pills from a rehab facility. The 29-year-old LVN from Austin was arrested nearly a year after her coworkers discovered a massive pill-stealing scheme.
In November 2017, a staff nurse at the rehabilitation center where the LVN worked as a nurse discovered a discrepancy in their automated dispensing machines that didn’t match up with the electronic medical records.
The nurse realized controlled substances had been dished out under patients’ names for prescriptions that were already filled. The medical records showed the pills didn’t make it to the patients, authorities said.
When the nurse reported the discrepancy, the facility’s management realized this had been regularly occurring on the accused LVN’s shift.
In all, 1,658 pills were stolen. Most of them were hydrocodone, but oxycontin and codeine were also taken.
When summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing, the LVN initially claimed that she was stealing the pills for her mother, but then recanted and said she was stealing them for herself.
She was disciplined by violating the Texas Board of Nursing regulation.
Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right criminal nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
Consult with Texas criminal nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.