The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN or LVN found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations, or accused of any criminal charge may be subjected to a disciplinary case if not properly defended by a nurse attorney.
Unfortunately, this is what an RN from Dallas failed to do so which resulted in a discipline from the Texas Board of Nursing.
On or about October 8, 1999, the RN tested positive for a drug on a pre-employment or employer ordered drug screen at without a prescription and legitimate medical reason for using such drug.
The RN tested positive for Cannabinoids (Marijuana) on an employer ordered drug screen submitted to the hospital, without having a prescription and legitimate medical reason for using Cannabinoids (Marijuana).
The RN is unable to practice nursing with reasonable skill and safety to patients by reason of illness or use of alcohol, drugs, narcotics, or chemicals or any other type of material or as a result of any mental or physical condition.
The RN suffers from chronic back pain which prevents her from being able to practice nursing with reasonable skill and safety to patients. Her use of prescribed and non-prescribed medications and or substances affects the RN prevents her from being able to practice nursing with reasonable skill and safety to patients.
Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing discipline and suspend the RN.
Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you.
Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.