Whenever someone filed a complaint against you, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An RN from San Antonio, Texas is just one of the many examples of nurses who have been disciplined by the Texas Board of Nursing.
On or about August 1, 2014, through September 30, 2014, while employed in a medical facility in San Antonio, the RN allegedly removed Benzodiazepines, Morphine, Propofol, and Hydrocodone, from the medication dispensing system for patients in excess frequency and/or dosage of the physician’s order. Her conduct was likely to injure the patients in that the administration of medications in excess frequency/dosage of the physician’s order could result in the patients suffering from adverse reactions.
Additionally, the RN’s conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
On or about September 17, 2014, the RN lacked fitness to practice professional nursing in that she was observed trying to retrieve something from a sharps container. Her conduct could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions, and could have affected his ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.
During the defense, the RN states she would like to participate in the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses (TPAPN). She states she had been using narcotics inappropriately and has been dealing with this problem for about a year and a half. She’s come to realize she needs help with her addiction. She’s currently not working because staying away from the hospitals and work environment has allowed her to stay off narcotic medications. She is tired of denying that she has a problem and would like to maintain her nursing license. She hopes the Board is willing to work with her towards maintaining her license and deeply apologizes for the trouble she’s brought upon herself.
However, the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the RN.
Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation the same as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579