For complaints and accusations regarding misconduct, a nurse attorney is the one to contact. However, many failed to do so, resulting in suspension or revocation of their license. Just like what happened to an RN in Big Spring. Read below to know her story.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Allen, Texas, and had been in that position for approximately nine (9) months.
On or about August 2, 2018, the RN engaged in the intemperate use of Amphetamines in that she produced a specimen for a urine drug screen that resulted positive for Amphetamines. Possession of
Amphetamines, without a valid prescription, are prohibited by Chapter 481 of the Texas Health & Safety Code (Controlled Substance Act). The use of Amphetamines by a Registered Nurse, while subject to call or duty, could impair the nurse’s ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patient in potential danger.
In response, the RN was asked to go do a drug screen, which she did as soon as she left the hospital. The positive Amphetamines were from a prescription of Phentermine she found when she was packing. It was an old prescription, but she took one of them and that indicated the positive urine drug screen (UDS).
The above incident resulted in disciplinary action for the RN. The Texas Board of Nursing has arrived with the decision to discipline the RN due to the RN’s misconduct. Having to deal with such a case is never easy if you are alone fighting the case. It will be easy and surely will have a different result that is in favor of you, if you have hired a nurse attorney prior to facing the Board and before the hearing starts.
Do you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process; you can contact the Law Office of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.