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At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in Fort Hood, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and eleven (11) months.

On or about April 12, 2020, through April 13, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Fort Hood, Texas, RN administered Hydrocodone 5mg to a patient in excess frequency of the physician’s orders. The physician’s orders were for Hydrocodone 5mg Q4H PRN and RN administered the medication to the patient two (2) times within three (3) hours and one (1) time within three and a half (3.5) hours. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that the administration of medication in excess frequency of the physician’s orders could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions. Additionally, RN’s conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.

In response to the above incident, RN states the patient ranked her pain a 10/10, so she assessed the patient and attempted to get her pain under control.

The above action constitutes 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)&(3) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12.(1)(A), (1)(B),(4)&(11)(B).

Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty of her deeds. Her RN license was subjected to disciplinary action. She did not hire a skilled Texas nurse attorney to fully defend her case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.

Do you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney who represented more than 300 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 16 years.