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.
On or about October 7, 2012, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a medical facility in Waco, Texas, the LVN obtained Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen 10-325 T #30 from a local pharmacy through the use of a fraudulent oral or telephonically communicated prescription, using the name of a Drug Enforcement Administration agent.
The LVN’s conduct was likely to deceive the pharmacy and possession of Hydrocodone through the use of a fraudulent telephonically communicated prescription is prohibited by Chapter 481 of the Texas Health and Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act).
The LVN was summoned before the Board to defend against the case. During the hearing, the LVN states she was married to a physically and mentally abusive man, who had alleged chronic back pain and was prescribed Hydrocodone. She states her husband’s prescription was not enough for him, and on October 7, 2012, he kept asking the LVN to get him more Hydrocodone. The LVN states he threatened that she better not come home without it. She states she felt intimidated by him, and made a terrible lapse in judgment and fraudulently called in the prescription.
But without the proper help from a good defense attorney, the LVN lost the case and she was disciplined and suspended.
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her license into disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a nurse 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 nurse attorneys in Texas, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-5679 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.