Any type of accusations or negligence can be defended, as long as there is a skilled Texas nursing law 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.
Accusations regarding drug use are a must to be observed properly not only by the Board but by a Texas nursing law attorney. An example of this happened to an RN in Houston wherein several accusations are filed against about her illegal use of drug while at work.
At the time of the initial incident, the RN was employed in a medical facility in Houston and had been in that position for approximately five years and two months.
On or about September 16, 2002, the RN lacked fitness to practice professional nursing in that her hands were shaking, her speech was slow and slurred. The RN was also observed falling asleep when she was talking to people and her thought processes and judgment were impaired. Furthermore, the RN also said she had been taking Oxycontin for a long time because of a problem with her neck and it was affecting her actions and behavior. Her conduct could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs and symptoms in the patient’s condition and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate and appropriate judgments and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patient in potential danger.
Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license into disciplinary action.
The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled Texas nursing law attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a Texas nursing law attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced Texas nursing law attorney, 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.