Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a Texas nurse attorney assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nursing is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke, suspend or only discipline their license. Take note that a skilled nurse attorney can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in Garland, Texas and had been in that position for two (2) months.
On or about June 22, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Garland, Texas. RN misappropriated Propofol belonging to the facility and patients thereof in that RN removed a syringe from the operating room and took it to the restroom. Subsequently, the syringe was found in the restroom. When confronted by the Nurse Manager, RN stated it was her syringe and said she’d given herself an injection of Toradol. However, the syringe was tested by a laboratory and was identified as Propofol. RN’s conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients thereof of the cost of the medications
In response, RN states she was in the operating room preparing a patient for surgery when she saw an empty syringe under the patient’s arm. RN states she placed the syringe in her pocket and subsequently went to the restroom because she had a migraine. RN states the syringe fell from her pocket while she was in the restroom stall. RN states she told the Nurse Manager it was her syringe, but she meant it came from her patient.
The above actions constitute 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 §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(4),(6)(G),(8),(10)(E)&(11)(B).
A case was ultimately filed against her before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). The said allegation was fatal to the RN’s capability to perform the essential functions and duties. Sad to say, the nursing defense attorney who handled her case was not able to properly defend her interests and rights before the Board. The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) found her guilty of the offense alleged in the complaint and decided to place her RN license under disciplinary action.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed against 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 attorneys who helped represent more than 300 nurse cases for the past 16 years. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.