Any type of accusations or criminal case can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding any cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
On or about February 5, 2018, through April 4, 2018, while employed as a Licensed
Vocational Nurse in am medical facility in Sherman, the LVN allegedly withdrew forty-two (42) tablets of Tramadol HCL 50mg, forty-six (46) tablets of Norco 10/325mg, and twenty (20) tablets of Oxycodone-APAP 5/325mg, from the medication dispensing system for patients, but failed to document and completely and accurately document, the administration of the medications in the patients’ Medication Administration Records, and nurses’ notes.
The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients, in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patients, which could result in an overdose. Additionally, her conduct placed the pharmacy in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code. 8.
When summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing, the LVN states she believes she gave the proper medications to the proper individuals, according to doctors’ orders. On November 19, 2018, the LVN submitted to a Chemical Dependency Evaluation with a doctor which advises the LVN does not appear to have a substance dependence disorder that would prevent her from practicing nursing with reasonable skill and safety to her patients. However, her poor documentation is evident. Also, due to her testing positive for Morphine, it would be prudent to verify by random drug screens that she is indeed not taking medication not prescribed to her, that everything was just an accusation. However, without valid reason and defense to properly explain the LVN’s side, the LVN was disciplined and suspended by the Texas Board of Nursing.
The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a criminal nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced criminal nurse attorneys in Texas, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.