It’s best to seek the help of a nurse attorney when facing charges of non-compliance to Agreed Order. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
On or about July 26, 2018, through July 19, 2019, an RN failed to comply with the Agreed Order issued to him by the Texas Board of Nursing on October 27, 2016. Non-compliance is the result of the RN’s failure to comply with Stipulation Number Five-B (V-B) of the Agreed Order dated October 27, 2016, which states in the pertinent part:
(V-B). While working as a nurse under the terms of this Order, RESPONDENT SHALL submit to random periodic screens for alcohol, tramadol, and controlled substances.
On or about July 26, 2018, through July 19, 2019, the RN failed to call in twenty-four (24) times and could have possibly missed the random drug screens.
In response, the RN states she was to call in daily to see when she was chosen for her weekly random urine test, which she did. As soon as she was chosen and had been tested for her week then she didn’t check in for the rest of the week. She spoke to the Board previously concerning this and was notified that even though she had already tested, the Board would like her to still just call/check-in every day, which she has been doing since that discussion. After that time period, there are a few times that she didn’t get the call in before 3 pm, and on those days she went and gave a sample of her urine at the testing center. Since this time, she has tried her best to follow compliance, and in the event that she accidentally misses a call in she intends to submit a urine sample on that day.
The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings and may face further sanction from the Board due to non-complance. She could have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications for the case.
If you’ve ever done any errors during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced nurse attorney is what you need. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse lawyer for various licensing cases for 14 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.