Getting intoxicated by alcohol while at work is a serious case, which is why a nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, some who thought they were guilty of the charges failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they thought it’s the doom for their RN or LVN license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.
Unfortunately, an LVN from San Antonio failed to do this, resulting in disciplinary action from the Texas Board of Nursing. Take note that the Board handles all of the cases that may affect the RN or LVN license from receiving the suspension, disciplinary action, or revocation. However, with a right nurse attorney for the case, rest assured that the case can go according to the nurse’s favor, especially if the nurse has a good defense against the case.
The incident where the LVN was accused of alcohol use while at shift occurred on or about July 1, 2015. The LVN was referred to the Texas Peer Assistance Program For Nurses due to the hospital’s staff noticing her be “quite drunk” when doing her shift. Apparently, the TPAPN confirmed that the LVN is actually positive for alcohol use.
The Texas Board of Nursing then advised her to attend a hearing regarding her issue. She admitted that she drank alcohol before her shift. It also seems that the nurse is already facing disciplinary action because she was also tested positive for controlled substances. Therefore, the Board decided to extend her disciplinary proceedings for several more years to ensure that she will perform even better in the future.
If you’re facing cases such as this, and you think that additional disciplinary action should not be applied anymore, then be sure to hire a nurse attorney who can fully assist you. Texas nurse attoreny Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for more than 14 years. To contact him for inquiries or to schedule a confidential consultation, dial (832)-428-5679 to proceed.