Alcohol accusations have been a signature specialty of an experienced nurse attorney when handling cases for some nurses. However, some nurses tend to forget this fact because they really felt like they should be responsible even if they never intended to commit such an error.

At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a medical facility in Amarillo, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and four (4) months.

On or about August 21, 2020, while employed as an RN at a medical facility in Amarillo, Texas, RN lacked fitness to practice nursing in that she brought a box of wine to work and kept it in an unassigned locker. Additionally, RN was observed on video surveillance to be taking the box of wine with her into the administrative bathroom. Further, RN admitted to drinking alcohol while on duty. RN’s conduct could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in patients’ conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgements, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.

In response, RN admits she did bring a container of wine to the facility and placed it in an unassigned locker. RN states she took the wine into the administrative restroom and had a couple of sips of the wine.

The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10),(12)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B)&(1)(T) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(E),(4),(5)&(10)(A).

Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side but the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case and without proper defense, the Texas Board of Nursing then decided to place her RN license under disciplinary action.

If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 300 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.