Controlled Substances are illegal drugs. These are also used as prescription drugs which are regulated by the law. If an LVN is accused in whatever use of the Controlled Substances, a criminal case will be filed against you. So, it is best to seek help from a nurse attorney, before the worst can happen to your license and career.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an LVN at a rehabilitation facility in Denton, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year.
On or about April 25, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a rehabilitation facility in Denton, Texas, LVN signed out Tylenol #3 from the Controlled Substance Administration Record at 2200 for a patient, but inaccurately documented in the electronic Medication Administration Record (MAR) that the medication was given at 1500, at the time it was scheduled. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the resident in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the resident.
In response, LVN states that she administered Tylenol #3 to the patient at 10pm, just as she did earlier in the day at 7am and 3pm, and she was under the impression that she had documented it. LVN states that it was later brought to her attention that the night shift nurse attempted to administer Tylenol #3 to the resident when her daughter informed the night nurse that it was already given. LVN states that it appears her documentation did not save.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A)&(1)(D) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A), (1)(C)&(10)(B).
However, without valid evidence to defend her side of the story, the LVN lost the case. Furthermore, the LVN failed to hire a Texas BON attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined the LVN’s license.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the LVN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license 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 RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.