An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a nurse attorney. Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital facility in Waco, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and four (4) months.
On or about March l, 2016, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN withdrew one (1) vial of Fentanyl 100mcg/2mL from the Medication Dispensing System for a Patient without a valid physician’s order. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient, in that the medication without a valid physician’s order could result in the patient 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 March 14, 2016, and March 18, 2016, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN withdrew five (5) vials of Fentanyl 100mcg/2mL from the medications dispensing system for patients but failed to follow the facility’s policy and procedures for wastage of the unused portions of the medications. The RN’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.
On or about March 14, 2016, and March 18, 2016, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN misappropriated 50mcg of Fentanyl from Patient 1, 150mcg of Fentanyl from Patient 2, and 50mcg of Fentanyl from Patient 3, or failed to take precautions to prevent such misappropriation. Additionally, the RN admitted to leaving the facility with the medications in his scrub pockets. The RN’s conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients of the cost of the medications.
Furthermore, 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 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 Nurse Attorney Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579