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 criminal cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
Criminal cases are a must to be observed properly not only by the Board but by a nurse attorney. An example of this happened to an LVN in Live Oak when he was charged with tampering with a consumer product and drug diversion.
The LVN is facing multiple felonies after he allegedly stole drug vials, injected himself while working, refilled the vials with a mystery solution and then replaced them for future use on patients.
The 29- year old LVN was charged with tampering with a consumer product and drug diversion.
According to his arrest affidavit, law enforcement officials were first notified of the alleged misconduct in February, after the LVN was caught stealing five vials of hydromorphone, a pain reliever, from a Pyxis machine, a computer-controlled drug dispenser, at the hospital. The LVN later allegedly admitted to several hospital staff members that he had stolen the drugs. A DEA agent then conducted an investigation into the allegations and found video depicting the LVN stealing the drugs, according to the affidavit.
In May, investigators with the Live Oak Police Department interviewed the LVN. During questioning, the LVN allegedly confessed to stealing the drugs, injected them with a syringe while on the job as a registered nurse and then returning the vials to the Pyxis machine.
Police say he also admitted to refilling the vials and gluing their lids shut to make them appear unused. Three of the five vials were sent for further testing. One of the vials showed traces of lidocaine and the results of the other two are still pending. The LVN said he used saline solution to refill them, according to police records.
Investigators are concerned that the LVN may have used the same syringe with which he injected himself to refill the vials. The LVN is HIV positive, the affidavit states, and could have spread the disease to other patients.
Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN’s license into disciplinary action.
The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a 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 nurse attorneys in Texas, Attorney 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.