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Documentations have been a signature specialty of a skilled nurse attorney when handling cases for some nurses. However, due to negligence accusations, many nurses tend to forget this fact because they really felt like they should be responsible even if they never intended to commit such an error.

On or about April 13, 2017, through May 4, 2017, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in Kerville, the RN withdrew two tabs of Hydrocodone, two tabs of Clonazepam, and two Tubex syringe cartridges of Morphine Sulfate from the medication dispensing system for patients but failed to follow the facility’s policy and procedure for wastage of the unused portions of the medications. 

The RN’s conduct left medications unaccounted for, was likely to deceive the hospital pharmacy, and placed the pharmacy in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.

This issue was filed as a complaint and sent to the Texas Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction in all cases that may affect the status of an RN or LVN’s license in the future. But they advise nurses to attend a hearing first before placing the sentence, which the RN attended for her career’s security.

During the defense, she RN denies all the accusations filed on her. However, with the lack of a proper attorney to handle her case, the Board thinks that the RN violates the Texas Health and Safety Code.

As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing placed her RN license to disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance, knowing that she had every reason to defend herself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she actually sought legal consultation from a Texas nurse attorney as well.

So if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.