If you have a good defense on your side, a skilled nurse attorney can provide excellent assistance. There are cases where some nurses might commit negligence or malpractice while at work. An RN from College Station is a perfect example for this scenario.
At the time of the incidents, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in College Station, Texas, and had been in that position for six (6) months.
On or about June 26, 2020, through July 21, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in College Station, Texas, RN was accused of the following:
- RN withdrew Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone, Morphine, and Tramadol from the medication dispensing system for eight (8) patients but failed to document and/or accurately and completely document the administration of the medication in the patients’ Medication Administration Record (MAR) and/or Nurses’ Notes. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients, in that subsequent care givers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patients, which could result in an overdose. Additionally, RN’s conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
- RN misappropriated Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone, Morphine, and Tramadol belonging to the facility and patients thereof, or failed to take precautions to prevent such misappropriation. RN’s conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients thereof of the cost of the medications.
In response, RN states that she did not misappropriate any drugs. RN states that a handful of discrepancies were found, regarding a lack of documentation or medication administration in the Medication Administration Record (MAR) or nursing notes and identified in the pharmacy records. RN states that there were also some instances of wastage not being appropriately documented.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10),(12)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(D),(1)(T)&(3) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12.(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(E),(4),(5),(6)(G),(8), (10)(C),(10)(E)&(11)(B).
However, without valid evidence to defend her side of the story, the RN lost the case. Furthermore, the RN failed to hire a Texas BON attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined the RN’s license.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the RN 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.