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A Nurse can face a lot of accusations, allegation cases, or complaints cases and they will face the Texas Board of Nursing to formally follow procedures. However, if a nurse is experiencing such circumstances, a nurse attorney can be their defense and can assist them in dealing with the cases they are facing.

At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an RN at a hospital in Abilene, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and five (5) months.

On or about February 8, 2020, through February 13, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Abilene, Texas, RN diverted five (5) vials of hydromorphone from the facility and patients thereof for personal use due to pain he was experiencing from his medical diagnoses. RN’s conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients of the cost of the hydromorphone and placed the facility in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.

Another incident happened on or about February 14, 2020, RN engaged in the intemperate use of hydromorphone in that he produced a specimen for a reasonable suspicion urine drug screen which resulted positive for hydromorphone. Possession of hydromorphone is prohibited by Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code. The use of hydromorphone by an RN or LVN, while subject to call or duty, could impair the nurse’s ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in the patients’ conditions, and could impair the nurse’s ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgements, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.

The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(9)&(10), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(4),(5),(6)(G),(8),(10)(A),(10)(C),(10)(D) & (11)(B).

However, without enough evidence to prove he’s not guilty, the RN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed his RN license under disciplinary action.

Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license 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 RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.