For complaints regarding misappropriated medications, a nurse attorney is the one to contact. However, many failed to do so, resulting in suspension or revocation of their license. RNs and LVNs can always rely on an experienced nurse attorney to help defend their license when facing the Texas BON.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN at a hospital in Grand Prairie, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) months.
On or about April 3, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a hospital in Grand Prairie, Texas, LVN did the following:
- LVN removed six (6) Dilaudid 2mg vials from the Medication Dispensing System, utilizing the override function, under the names of patients that did not have orders to receive the medication. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients, in that the administration of Dilaudid without a valid physicians’ order could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions, and LVN’s conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substance Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
- LVN misappropriated six (6) vials of Dilaudid 2mg belonging to the facility or patients thereof or failed to take the precautions to prevent such misappropriation. LVN’s conduct was likely to defraud the facility and the patients of the cost of the medications.
In response, LVN denies that she pulled and/or used these medications. LVN states she is not sure how the discrepancies happened and is concerned that she may have forgotten to have logged out of the system before the medication was pulled under her name.
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 §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(2) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A), (1)(B),(4),(6)(G),(8),(10)(E)&(11)(B).
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the LVN enough time to defend the complaints filed against her. However, there was a failure on the LVN’s part to find the right RN/LVN license attorney to handle her case. The negligence of the RN/LVN license attorney led to the decision of the Texas BON to place the LVN’s license under disciplinary action.
Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN nurse attorney. 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. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.