Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a nurse attorney assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nurses is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke suspend or only discipline their license. Take note that nurse attorneys can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.
On or about June 28, 2017, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in Austin, the RN delivered marijuana brownies to a male patient because she thought they would help with his suicidal ideations, pain, nausea, and depression. Possession of Marijuana is prohibited by Chapter 481 of the Texas Health & Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act). Furthermore, the RN’s conduct was likely to injure the client in that it could have resulted in confusion between the needs of the nurse and those of the client.
In addition, the RN’s conduct may have caused delayed distress for the client, which may not be recognized or felt by the client until harmful consequences occur.
In response to the incident, the RN states she has always treated her patients with compassion and worked within the standard of care.
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license into disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-5679 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.