If you have been reported and have received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed against you, seeking and hiring a nurse attorney is the solution for that. This should be the first thing to do for an RN or an LVN before facing the case they are in.
At the time of the initial incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Wichita Falls, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and five (5) months.
On or about April 28, 2017, April 29, 2017, and April 30, 2017, the LVN withdrew seven (7) tablets of Norco 10/325mg, three (3) tablets of Norco 5/325mg, six (6) tablets of Norco 7.5/325mg, four (4) tablets of Acetarninophen with Codeirie 300/30mg, one (1) tablet of Lorazepam 0.5mg, one
(1) Tablet of Alprazolam 0.25mg, and one (1) vial of Dilaudid 2mg/ml, from the medication dispensing system for patients, but failed to follow the facility’s policy and procedures for wastage of the unused portions of the medications. The LVN’s conduct left medications unaccounted for, was likely to deceive the hospital pharmacy, and placed the pharmacy in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
In response, the LVN denies failing to waste properly, because the medications listed did not require wasting portions.
The LVN is facing the consequences of her actions. As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing has to take the LVN into disciplinary action since the RN has not been able to have a nurse lawyer by her side to defend her.
Having a nurse attorney around during the trial of your case can change the outcome of the case you are dealing with. So, if ever you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.