Did you know that the nursing license that you have worked so hard to achieve could be taken away from you in an instant? To all those living in Texas, it is important to understand that these laws and regulations promulgated by the government are only made for our own good. No one is above the law. This is why the state of Texas is quite strict when it comes to its rules. One of the mandatory laws to be complied with is the Texas Occupations Code.
The Texas Occupations Code is a set of statutes that was enacted to regulate the practice of every LVN or RN nurse in the country. This is where the functions of the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) play a very important role. The fate of the LVN or RN nurse lies on the hands of the members of the Board. All decisions and resolutions are made after a through deliberation and meeting. At the same time, the LVN or RN nurse subjected to the case is also given a right to defend his side in the tribunal.
Unfortunately for one nurse named Alex, he failed to raise the proper defenses that would have acquitted him from the charges. The RN nurse’s practice fell below the minimum standards of nursing practice in that she engaged in non-therapeutic prescribing practices.
According to the complaint filed against the nurse, it was alleged that he issued approximately, thirty thousand, nine hundred, forty-four (30,944) prescriptions for controlled substances. All these prescriptions included dangerous drug cocktails. Dangerous drug cocktails are combinations of controlled substances, such as Hydrocodone, soma, and/or alprazolam, which have greater risk than therapeutic benefit when taken together.
Because the charge against him was too serious and his guilt was proven, the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) ordered for the revocation of his license. It was based on the fact that the RN nurse committed a grave violation of the laws that all nurses in Texas are expected to comply with. This action is clearly an act of negligence that is very unbecoming of a professional nurse in Texas.
If you have received a letter from the Texas BON for use of drugs/alcohol or any other offense, it is best to consult an experienced Texas Nurse Defense Attorney who can guide you on the steps you need to take to protect your nursing license. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.