The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases that may affect the RN license. The strictness of the Board also ensures that nurses will only commit to the duties they are assigned to in order to guarantee accurate and excellent performance in all hospitals throughout the state of Texas. A nurse attorney, on the other hand, can provide help or assistance regarding the case any nurse are facing.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped various nurses in their cases since 2006.
This is what happened to a certain RN in Waxahachie in November 2015. During the time of the initial incident, the RN was employed as a staff nurse in a medical facility in Waxahachie and had been in the position for about ten months.
On or about November 2015, the RN allegedly withdrew medications from the medication dispensing system for patients in excess frequency and/or dosage of the physician’s orders. Furthermore, after being questioned by facility staff, she admitted that she needed help. Her conduct was likely to injure the patients in that the administration of medications in excess frequency and/or dosage of the physicians’ orders could result in the patients suffering from adverse reactions.
Additionally, her conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the LVN the chance to defend herself. In response to the allegations filed against her, the RN states she became dependent on opiates after having three surgeries following her pregnancy and being prescribed opiates for pain. She further relates she made a very poor and terrible decision that led to diversion. The RN further explains she subsequently self-referred to the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses, but was unable to complete the program due to financial hardship.
The Board finds that there exist serious risks to public health and safety as a result of impaired nursing care due to the intemperate use of controlled substances or chemical dependency.
Therefore, the Board placed her LVN license to a disciplinary action instead.
It’s best to seek the help of a nurse attorney when facing charges related to drug use. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
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