Whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving drug use, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An RN from Houston, Texas is just one of the many examples of nurses who found to be using drugs while on duty.
On or about January 12, 2012, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a medical facility in Houston, the LVN allegedly engaged in the intemperate use of Cocaine in that she produced a specimen for a random drug screen that resulted positive for Cocaine. Possession of Cocaine is prohibited by Chapter 481 of the Texas Health Safety Code Controlled Substances Act. The use of Cocaine by a Licensed Vocational Nurse while subject to call or duty 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
On or about April 16, 2013, the LVN engaged in the intemperate use of Cocaine in that she submitted a specimen for a random drug screen requested by the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses TPAPN that result positive.
Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. However, without valid evidence to defend her side of the story, the LVN lost the case.
Furthermore, the LVN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the LVN.
Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation the same as that of the LVN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579