Controlled Substances are illegal drugs. These are also used as prescription drugs which are regulated by the law. If an RN is accused in whatever use of the Controlled Substances, a criminal case will be filed against you. So, it is best to seek help from a nurse attorney, before the worst can happen to your license and career.
At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an RN at a hospital in Beaumont, Texas, and had been in that position for ten (10) years and three (3) months.
On or about November 5, 2019, and November 9, 2019, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Beaumont, Texas, RN engaged in the intemperate use of Adderall and Tylenol #3, in that he informed staff that he was refusing to submit to a reasonable suspicion drug screen because he would test positive for Adderall and Tylenol #3, which RN indicated was prescribed to his wife. The use of Adderall and Tylenol #3 by a Nurse, while subject to call or duty, could impair the nurse’s ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in a patient’s condition, and could impair the nurse’s ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgements, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing a patient in patient danger.
In response to the above incident, RN states the only reason why he refused the Drug Screen was because he was taking his wife’s Adderall medication due to being exhausted and having to drive home. RN states he took his wife’s Tylenol #3 when he returned home due to lower back pain.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(D)&(3) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(E),(4),(5),(10)(A)&(11)(B).
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found him guilty of his deeds. His RN license was subjected to disciplinary action. He did not hire a skilled Texas BON attorney to fully defend his case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Make sure that you will not make the same mistake as the RN mentioned above in his case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Contact a Texas nurse attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact Mr. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.