Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
On or about March 23, 2018, the RN submitted a Timely License Renewal Form Registered Nurse to the Texas Board of Nursing in which she answered “Yes” to the question:
*In the past 5 years, have you been addicted to or treated for the use of alcohol or any other drug? (You may answer no if you have completed and/or are in compliance with TPAPN).
The RN failed to disclose that she was addicted to Morphine Oral pain medication. She voluntarily admitted herself into a substance abuse treatment facility on May 3, 2016.
When asked, she states after injuries to her legs lent years ago, she became dependent on Morphine oral pain medication. She began needing more and more doses of pain medication to keep from going through withdrawal symptoms. She was not honest with her doctor in fear she would discontinue her treatment. She realized she has an opioid dependency and needed help. She voluntarily admitted herself into a substance abuse treatment facility on May 3, 2016. May 3, 2016, was her sobriety date. She successfully completed a 37-day treatment program and continued her recovery with Solutions of North Texas upon discharge. She has a sponsor, attends AA meetings and has worked the 12 steps of recovery twice.
Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a nurse attorney assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nurses is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke suspend or only discipline their license. Take note that nurse attorneys can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.