The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN or LVN found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case if not properly defended by a nurse attorney.

One of the best examples where a client failed to hire the right nurse attorney will be discussed in this case.

On or about January 27, 2003, the RN engaged in the intemperate use of codeine in that she produced a specimen for a drug screen which resulted positive for codeine. Possession of Codeine is prohibited by Chapter 481 of the Texas Health & Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act). The use of Codeine by a Registered Nurse, while subject to call or duty, could impair the nurse’s ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in the patient’s condition, and could impair the nurse’s ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patient in potential danger.

On or about March 6, 2003, the RN engaged in the intemperate use of alcohol in that she produced a specimen for a drug screen which resulted positive for alcohol. The use of alcohol by a Registered Nurse, while subject to call or duty, could impair the nurse’s ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in the patient’s condition, and could impair the nurse’s ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patient in potential danger.

The RN failed to properly present and defend her case against the court. She was disciplined warning to a suspension of her RN license by violating the Texas Board of Nursing regulation.

Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).

Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.