Controlled Substances are illegal drugs. These are also used as prescription drugs which are regulated by the law. If an LVN 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 LVN at a hospital in McKinney, Texas and had been in that position for five (5) years.
On or about May 5, 2020 through May 10, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a hospital in McKinney, Texas, LVN misappropriated ten (10) vials of Midazolam 3mg and twelve (12) vials of Fentanyl 150mcg from five (5) different patients, belonging to the facility or patients thereof, or failed to take precautions to prevent such misappropriation. Additionally, LVN admitted he had been misappropriating controlled substances for his own personal use since March 2020. LVN’s conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients of the costs of the medications.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),&(1)(D) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B), (4),(6)(G),(8),(10)(E)&(11)(B).
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found him guilty of his deeds. His LVN 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.
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