Losing your license may greatly affect your future career, but only if you failed to hire a nurse attorney for your case. There are some RNs and LVNs who missed their chances to get their license saved from revocation just because they weren’t able to hire any nurse attorney to properly defend them.
On November 21, 2017, an RN from San Antonio submitted a random drug screen that resulted positive for Morphine. She admitted to using Morphine that was prescribed to a patient.
The LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend herself. She denied all the accusations and cases filed against her. However, due to lack of evidence to support her case and a nurse attorney to help her, she was disciplined and her LVN license has been suspended.
The Board finds that there exists serious risk to public health and safety as a result of impaired nursing care due to the intemperate use of controlled substances or substance use disorder. Additionally, her unusual and abusive conduct during her work resulted from or was significantly influenced by her substance use disorder.
Additionally, the unlawful possession and use of morphine while on duty could impair her ability to make accurate assessments and appropriate judgments regarding patient care. Her use of a controlled substance while on duty could also place the patient in potential danger.
The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases that may affect the RN license. The strictness of the Board also ensures that nurses will only commit to the duties they are assigned to in order to guarantee accurate and excellent performance in all hospitals throughout the state of Texas.
Because of this, the LVN has been subjected to discipline and her license was suspended.
Losing your LVN or RN license can compromise your career. However, a skilled nurse attorney can greatly help you in major cases such as this. For assistance regarding your nurse license case, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.