An experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead to disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases. This incident that an RN committed in September 2017, was one of those examples.

On or about September 14, 2017, through September 21, 2017, the RN withdrew one tab of Hydrocodonel APAP 7.5/325mg, one tab of Oxycodone/APAP 5/325, and one tab of Oxycodone/APAP 10/325mg from the Medication Dispensing System for patients but failed to follow the facility’s policy and procedures for the unused portions of the medications. The RN’s conduct left medications unaccounted for and placed the facility in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substance Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.

The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases regarding errors committed by an RN or LVN. Thus, she was called by the Board to defend against the case. She admits and takes responsibility for her errors, lack of attention to details, and follow up on her documentation.

The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She would have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications towards the case.

If you’ve ever done any errors during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced nurse attorney is what you need. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse lawyer for various licensing cases for 14 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.