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The ethical standards and legal obligations of nursing underscore the importance of maintaining integrity and adhering to professional conduct. In situations where nurses face allegations of engaging in fraudulent activities, such as forging prescriptions, the expertise of a nurse attorney becomes invaluable. A nurse attorney is well-versed in the legal intricacies surrounding such incidents and can provide essential guidance in navigating the complexities of the legal system.

At the time of the incident, he was employed as an RN at a health care facility in McKinney, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and ten (10) months.

On or about January 13, 2021, while employed as an RN at a health care facility in McKinney, Texas, RN attempted to obtain Cialis 20mg from a pharmacy, using a forged, falsified, unauthorized, and/or fraudulent prescription that contained the name and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) number assigned to a physician. RN’s conduct was likely to deceive the pharmacy, and possession of Cialis through use of a forged, falsified, unauthorized, prescription is prohibited by Chapter 483 of the Texas Health and Safety Code (Dangerous Drugs Act).

Without consulting with a nurse attorney, RN responded to the above incident. RN stated that another RN wrote the unauthorized prescription for Cialis and forged the physician’s signature. RN states he only wrote down his name, date of birth and address on the prescription pad and later faxed the prescription to the pharmacy. RN states the medication was not dispensed by the pharmacy.

The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10) Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(B),(4),(6)(H),(10)(E)&(11)(B).

A case was ultimately filed against him 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 his case was not able to properly defend his interests and rights before the Board. The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) found him guilty of the offense alleged in the complaint and decided to place his 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 500 nurse cases for the past 17 years. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.