In my years of serving as a Houston Nurse License Attorney assisting nursing clients all over the state of Texas, I have come across many different cases that have triggered disciplinary action by the Texas BON.
Let’s examine a particular case that occurred in 2014 so that you can be well informed on what type of actions may constitute revocation of a nurse’s license.
In February of 2014, a nurse failed to properly administer Meperidine, Fentanyl and Hydromorphone, which led to the misappropriation of Meperidine, Fentanyl and Hydromorphone from the medical center and patients. The nurse’s conduct indicates that he was trying to defraud the medical center and patients of the cost of the medications.
In March of 2014, the nurse engaged in the intemperate use of Meperidine and Fentanyl because the nurse produced a specimen for a reasonable drug screen that resulted positive for Meperidine, Normeperidine, Fentanyl and Norfentanyl.
The controlled substances act (Chapter 481) of the Texas Health & Safety Code prohibits possession of Meperidine, Normeperidine, Fentanyl and Norfentanyl.
The use of these drugs by a registered nurse or licensed vocational nurse could impair the nurse’s ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in a patient’s condition. Furthermore, it can impair the nurse’s ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care; thereby endangering patients.
The actions of this nurse constituted disciplinary action resulting in the revocation of the nurse’s license to practice nursing in the state of Texas. Additionally, the Texas Board of Nursing will seek to impose administrative costs and penalties.
Don’t Let This Happen to You – Consult a Houston Nurse Attorney
If you are facing any type of disciplinary action by the Texas BON or have received an official letter from the BON, it is imperative that you take it seriously and consult an experienced Houston Nurse License Attorney who can guide and counsel you on how to best prepare for your case against the Texas BON.
Contact attorney Yong J. An today directly at (832) 428-5679 by calling or texting 24/7. Mr. Yong will provide aggressive and compassionate representation and has over 10 years representing several dozens of nurse license case clients all over the state of Texas including Houston, Austin, Dallas, Ft. Worth, and San Antonio.