Any RN or LVN who faces criminal cases they wish to deny should hire a nurse attorney to strengthen their defense. Professionals help can provide a better form of defense against the Texas Board of Nursing as an RN or LVN faces an accusation of any charge they never committed. This is just one of the many cases the LVN from Houston should have known had she only hired a nurse attorney to help her.
On or about May 2, 2016, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in Houston, the RN diverted Demerol and Ativan belonging to the facility or patients thereof, in that she admitted to diversion for her personal use. Her conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients of the cost of the medications.
Subsequently, the RN engaged in the intemperate and/or unlawful use of Demerol and Ativan in that she admitted to said intemperate and/or unlawful use. Unlawful possession of Demerol and Ativan is prohibited by Chapter 481 of the Texas Health & Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act). The use of Demerol and Ativan by a Registered Nurse, while subject to call or duty, could impair the nurse’s ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in the patient’s condition, and 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.
Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing summoned the RN. During the hearing, the RN denies all the accusations against her.
The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases that may affect the RN license. The strictness of the Board also ensures that nurses will only commit to the duties they are assigned to in order to guarantee accurate and excellent performance in all hospitals throughout the state of Texas.
Despite her explanation, the Texas Board of Nursing still placed her under disciplinary action. Hiring the right nurse attorney for this case would be of great help, knowing that she denied the accusations.
If you’re having trouble against cases that you were accused of doing, and you deny those facts, then seek the help of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. To get started with a private consultation, you may contact him at (832) 428-5679.